Monday, November 25, 2013

Lemon Avocado Tahini Dressing & Carrot Slaw

Friday I wanted to do more with carrots so I dug out my Spiralizer and made these spirals and circle slivers.   I made a Lemon Avocado Tahini Dressing for them and ate a bit of it.  It was super tasty.  I wondered what it would taste like if I coated the entire Carrot Slaw with it and put it in the frig over night!  It was AWESOME.  This dressing was MADE for something like this.  I just didn't know it until after I did it, I suppose!  I had so much left that I bottled the rest of it for later use.  As a marinate or sauce I would keep it as-is as my recipe below indicates...it's pretty creamy and thick this way...so I ended up adding just a little bit of water to thin it out for salads.  Either way works well, I think!

Here's what I used in this Dressing I made:

1 Avocado
1/4 C Tahini
1/2 C Water (or more if you like it thinner)
4 T Apple Cider Vinegar
4 T Lemon Juice
2 t Parsely
2 t basil
2 Cloves Garlic
1 T Garden Of Life Perfect Food Raw (Regular Flavor)
Splash of Grapeseed Oil if needed/wanted.

Another thing I wanted to share is that I have been saving all of my bottles and reusing them for my Dressings and Sauces.  This one worked really well in an old Wegman's Brand Salad Dressing Bottle.  I have found I rarely (if ever) buy Salad Dressings for myself anymore since I have been making them all!


11 comments:

  1. It looks great and it's so much better when you make your own salad dressings. It's fresher and you can choose what you want to and you make it your own. :)

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    1. Thanks for the continued encouragement! It really DOES help!!!

      I was VERY VERY busy in the kitchen this weekend - even more than I have been! I have LOTS of posts - many pre-scheduled!

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    2. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your pre-scheduled posts! I love them, since your site still is active even when you aren't actively posting.

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    3. Thanks! I think I will post 2 or 3 today but only because I have SO many stacked up already plus others I haven't fully put together yet! I actually just posted another and I'm thinking about pre-posting one for later today, too!

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  2. Oh you can stretch posts like that for days. I currently have a month worth of posts scheduled in advance and have about 135 in draft mode. ;) That way, even when I get swamped and can't post, my site is still active.

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    1. We do that on our Sororitea Sisters Blog :)

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  3. The dressing looks great, you know my obsession with homemade dressings! :-)

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    1. I need to do another one tonight with avocado - my last avocado ripened really quickly this time around :)

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  4. YUM - this sounds super awesome Jennifer!
    I also love saving bottles for dressings & leftovers =)

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    1. I have many of them saved up and ready to use, too!

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