Tahini dressing is thick, rich and deliciously creamy and only uses three ingredients and goes with everything. It will rapidly become a store cupboard staple.
Stir the tahini well as it separates over time. Mix the the tahini, olive oil and garlic powder together. Season with salt and pepper.
Slowly start to add the water, mixing in with a whisk
The mixture will initially thin, then it will dramatically thicken and look curdled. DON'T WORRY. Keep adding the water whisking all the time.
Eventually the thick, curdled mixture will magically transform to a creamy dressing. For the thick tahini dressing you will need about 80% of the volume of the tahini in water.
The thin tahini dressing will have about the same volume of tahini and water and should have a coating consistency.
Add juice, zest and finely chopped herbs to thick tahini dressing, and stir together.
Stir the yogurt and tahini dressing together until smooth. Adjust quantities to give the consistency you want.
Mix thick tahini dressing, sweet white miso, tamari, and finely chopped nori, or other seaweed. If you want a stronger flavour, use a different style of miso. To ensure a gluten free dressing, use tamari rather than regular soy sauce.
Mix thin tahini dressing, curry powder or paste, turmeric and chili sauce. Adjust the amounts to taste. If the sauce it too spicy, add some Greek yogurt.
For a more mellow sauce, dry fry the curry powder and turmeric before combining with the tahini. Allow to cool.
Mix thin tahini dressing, sundried tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and finely chopped fresh basil.
Add crushed garlic to thin tahini dressing. Start with one clove per 60ml of dressing, and adjust amounts to your preference.
For a more mellow garlic flavour, slowly fry the garlic in a little oil Allow to cool.
Stir maple syrup into thin tahini dressing.