Is there anything better than tomatoes with a perfectly flavored dressing? Fresh, sweet and savory at the same time, this is perfect as a side or appetizer, on it's own, on sandwiches!

Tomato Salad With Tahini Dressing [Vegan]

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Serves

1/2 cup dressing

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Ingredients

  • An assortment of ripe tomatoes, as many as you like
  • A drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh parsley or basil

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of good quality sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
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Preparation

  1. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on a platter.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle very lightly with sea salt, fresh pepper, parsley or basil.
  3. To make the dressing: place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blitz until smooth. Start with 1 tablespoon water and increase to 3 if needed.
  4. Drizzle over the tomatoes and serve.
  5. Dressing will keep in the fridge up to 4 days.

Notes

Use this dressing as a dip for raw veggies or poured over almost any cooked veggie, spread on toast (really!), over falafels (amazing!) or drizzled over anything you like. All around a very versatile and delightful dressing!

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