creamy cilantro hemp tahini dressing

January 23, 2015

This creation was born out of the desire to explore more with the use of seeds rather than nuts.  I love my raw almond pesto and cashew cream creations but I realize that there are many people who avoid nuts because of severe allergies among other reasons.  In doing a little research I am reminded of what a super food these powerful little seeds can be, housing many vitamins and minerals as well as a host of other health benefits.

 

cilantro hemp tahini dressing

 

* 1 cup white sesame seeds (soaked minimum 4 hours)

* ½ cup hemp seeds (soaked minimum 4 hours)

* juice of 1 lime

* 1 bunch cilantro (washed and chopped)

* 1 clove garlic (peeled)

* ½ tsp. sea salt

* ¼ cup water (add more for thinner consistency)

 

*combine all ingredients in blender. blend until smooth.

*dress rinse and chopped cabbage, kale, lettuce… store remaining in jar for

   up to 4 days  (must be refrigerated)

*makes approx.. 10oz. 

ENJOY!!!

 

cilantro- cilantro is the leaf of the coriander plant. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.  Cilantro helps with digestion, helps in stabilizing blood sugar and lowering cholesterol, boosts immunity and can support healthy eyesight.  It is an excellent source of calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, K.  Cilantro is one of the very few herbs that is used as a heavy metal detox agent, to detoxify mercury, aluminum and lead among others. Some people have a strong aversion to cilantro, that scientists have linked to our genes.  On the other hand some LOVE cilantro.  I would even go so far as to say that it is most definitely a natural aphrodisiac

 

hemp seeds- high in easily digestible protein (1 Tbs. hemp seed = 5 grams of protein), contains all 9 essential amino acids, potassium, fiber, iron and vit. A as well as essential oils including linoleic acid from the omega-6 family and alpha-linolenic acid from omega-3. rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin and organs.

 

sesame seeds- a very affordable seed packed with protein, folic acid, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron and zinc. A handful of sesame seeds provide 98% of the daily-recommended calcium. Reduces blood pressure, promotes healthy skin and hair growth, improves eyesight and good digestion. Elevates mood and libido, relieves arthritis, protects against radiation damage to DNA, and protects against liver damage. Lowers cholesterol and boosts heart health

 

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