Tahini is a wonderful addition to dressings for vegetable salads. It’s made with toasted sesame seeds bringing iron, healthy fats and fiber to the table. This Carrot Salad with Tahini Dressing is a tasty... case in point. It whisks lemon and sweet roasted garlic into olive oil and tahini to make a perfect dressing to dress up humble yet nutrient packed carrots. Add raisins for a little sweetness with and you’re in for a taste treat that’s also great for your health.
In a large bowl, whisk tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water and roasted garlic to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Add carrots, raisins and sesame seeds to dressing. Season with salt and pepper and toss until vegetables are coated with dressing.
Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.
If you suffer from tree nut allergies, consider substituting sunflower seed butter for the tahini. Sesame, although not a tree nut, can affect those with tree nut allergies.
Squeeze out the insides of the roasted garlic cloves to chop them. You can roast a whole head of garlic and keep it peeled, or rather squeeze out cloves under oil in the fridge in a clean non-reactive jar or container.