Sesame & Coconut Dressing
This dressing is everything.
That's almost all I need to say about it.... but I'll continue. This is the kind of dressing that truly completes a salad or veggie bowl. It's satisfying and creamy, which always helps me feel that much more content with my meal. I honestly think I suffer food FOMO, I feel ripped off when I have an unsatisfying meal. But with this one in your rotation, you're guaranteed to feel as though your meal has done you a good service. Mission accomplished.
This would also work as a dip, it thickens slightly in the fridge and you could omit the water. Veggies and crackers dipped in this? Yes please. Salad rolls or meat skewers would also be happy to be dunked and devoured in this. You get my point.
You can use any nut butter you fancy, I usually have almond butter in the pantry and it tastes great. I've used cashew as well, but the flavour is a little lighter, so I do prefer almond, or even peanut butter. When I use cashew I usually "punch" up the flavour with a little extra sriracha & braggs/soy.
You'll see I served here with a veggie bowl, one of my absolute favourite weeknight dinners. I switch up the veggies etc but it usually has some mixed greens, rice or quinoa - here I've made wild rice. Roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli & onion. Grated beets and sliced red peppers. Sprinkle of black sesame seeds - and heaps of this dressing!
You can make a big batch and save it in the fridge, it'll just need a small bit of hot water to loosen it up and get it going again.
*makes a small mason jar
1/3 cup white sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1/2 cup coconut milk
3-4 tbs nut butter of choice
1.5 tbs rice wine vinegar
1.5 tbs apple cider vinegar
*use just 1 kind if you prefer
1 tbs braggs or soy
1 tsp sriracha
salt to taste
1/4 cup water (optional - will just thin it out a bit)
Lightly dry toast sesame seeds in a small pan, careful not to burn. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until combined. Adjust seasoning to taste. Enjoy!
*coconut milk - I usually add the whole can to the blender first, blend it so it's all incorporated, and pour half back out in to a tupperware for a smoothie the next morning.