As I mentioned in my RAW Food Challenge post one of the things I knew I was gonna miss when I started eating raw foods was sauce. Therefore, I have made a point to start preparing the ingredients I’ll need for raw sauces.
Today’s sauce of choice: Tahini
Last night I soaked
1 cup of sesame seeds in
2 cups of water
for 4 hours
Then, I drained out that water, rinsed the seeds and put them in the fridge to sprout overnight.
This morning I simply put the sprouted seeds and 1/2 a cup of cold-pressed Olive Oil in my trusty food processor and let it grind for about 4 minutes.
I also added the juice of 1/2 a lemon
And a pinch of salt
Because I don’t have the coveted Vitamix that all rawists talk about, my Tahini didn’t blend to a silky smooth paste.
So what, who cares?
Not me. That’s who.
I tested it, adjusted the lemon flavor (by adding a little more juice) and then deemed it good enough to top my Fruit and Veggie Salad, my lunch on Day 1 of the Raw Food Challenge, as dressing.
Want a closer look at this delicious stuff up close?
Yea, you do.