Tahini Salad Dressing-Vegan, Dairy-Free

Tahini Salad Dressing on Couscous

I don't know how I took this picture sideways or how to straighten it out. I'm not so computer literate. In the photo, the tahini dressing is actually over my favorite couscous recipe.

I was looking for a dairy-free tzatziki dressing to go with the falafel a couple weeks back as two of our guests had milk allergies. This dressing was exactly what I was looking for. In fact, I preferred it over the Tzatziki.

The recipe came from an early-80's cookbook, The Irregardless Cook, and passed through a long time friend of my parents before coming to me. I was rushed to get dinner on and almost forgot about it. I even considered skipping it altogether, but was very glad I didn't. The dressing went great on the falafel, hommus, couscous, and a regular salad. It has a place in my regular recipes forever.

The dressing is very easy to make with a mini food processor. I'm sure a blender could work, too. I love the fresh ingredients--carrot, celery, pepper--and the flavor they produce when blended smoothly. I also suspect I could add plain yogurt and make my one homemade tzatziki. Unfortunately, with the fresh veggies the dressing probably only lasts a few days. So, I halved the recipe and it was just enough for us.

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