I’ve mentioned before, I love the simple lemon and oil combination on my salads the most, but every once in a while I am impressed by some amazing new dressings. This one here, with tahini, lime and mandarine juice, and ginger is so lovely, it can make any salad taste amazing.
Growing up in Hungary salad dressing meant two things: 1. Something with a liter of mayonnaise or sour cream or heavy cream, and 2. a dressing made out of water, sugar, salt and vinegar. Imagine it that way, they use about 1liter(!!!) of this sugary water for a small salad. So the leaves are swimming in the dressing. I could never ever eat any of these salads….so that’s where my hate/fear of salad dressings comes from.
Since I am cooking for myself I became a bit braver with my salads. I started to use fruits and vegetables, nuts and nut butters, spices and herbs for my dressing. I still have a long way to go, but I have progressed a lot.
This dressing is super tasty and extra creamy, the ingredients have just the perfect harmony. It works so well with this cabbage salad, but you can use it for any other salad too. It can make a simple green salad exciting too.
- 300g red cabbage
- 2 carrots
- 1 pomegranate
- a small handful of sunflower seed
- For the dressing:
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 mandarine
- 1 lime
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt, pepper
- Using a mandolin or a sharp knife cut the cabbage and the carrots very thin. Add them to a bowl with the sunflower seed and the pomegranate seeds.
- Mix everything well together for the dressing and pour over the salad. I highly recommend you to keep it in the fridge for at least half an hour before serving. Enjoy!