Not this Sesame:
This story has nothing to do with a recipe and everything to do with being who you want to be.
Once upon a time, we adopted a cat named Sesame. She was a regal calico, and when she was young, we often referred to her as Supermodel. Later, when her true character began to show, we called her Punk Rock Kitty. Social niceties weren’t her style, but when she did relent and show some affection, we knew she meant it. She was loud, opinionated, and relentless in her pursuit of what she wanted, including her food, which she ate with gusto for 19 fierce years.
I share this recipe in her honor. Eat it with gusto!
Magical Tahini Dressing
Makes 1 cup | Prep 10 min
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth.
2. Allow the flavors to meld about 10 minutes before eating. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Dice cucumbers, green peppers, red onion, and tomatoes, mix with dressing. Top with chopped parsley.
Make a pile of a cooked vegetables: chopped cauliflower and spinach are nice. Top the pile with some cooked protein: ground beef, grilled chicken, broiled lamb. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle the top with a little finely-diced raw tomato.
Slice eggplant and zucchini and grill, then top with tahini dressing and chopped parsley.
Make shish-kebabs with your favorite meat and vegetables, then use the tahini dressing as a dipping sauce.
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