Cucumber Tahini Dressing
Yield: 4 cups
BLEND until smooth
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp organic sugar OR raw honey
- 1/4 cup sesame tahini
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1/2 small cucumber
ADD after blending
- 1/2 small cucumber chopped finely, optional
- 1/4 cup onion chopped finely, optional
BLEND all ingredients together until smooth, except the finely chopped half cucumber and chopped fresh onion (if you are using them).
TASTE it to see if you need more lemon or sugar.
ADD finely chopped cucumber and finely chopped onion (if using) and stir.
POUR into bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can serve immediately, but I like to let it chill for a least an hour to let the cucumber marinate.)
ADD more water, if it's too thick.
I only use the chopped cucumber, if I have time to chop it. It tastes great either way! However, I’ve never done the fresh onion because I have a hard time eating spicy food! But many recipes call for the fresh onion, so I’m putting this in the recipe just for the onion lovers out there! 🙂 Also, I have made this recipe with sunflower seeds, instead of cashews. It’s great if you’re trying to go tree-nut free! It tastes good–though it’s not quite as creamy as it is with cashews, and it has a slightly stronger flavor. I still do it occasionally!