We are always looking for healthy sauces and dips to make that are both tasty and multi-purpose, as well as being healthy. This Miso Lemon Tahini Sauce fits the bill perfectly. We both love miso and Japanese food in general, so this is a nice addition to our repertoire.
If you haven’t used or bought miso before, you can find it in your local grocery store in the Asian section. Once it is opened you need to refrigerate it, and never, NEVER boil it! Miso contains live enzymes because it is fermented soy beans or rice (depending on the variety you choose) and if you heat it to a boil you will kill all the enzymes and healthy “stuff” in it. I won’t get too technical, but miso has lots of health benefits including B12 and zinc. When you choose a miso, make sure it does not have MSG in it. Read Rob’s article on the Dangers of Hidden MSG to find out more on that.
Miso Lemon Tahini Sauce
1/3 cup tahini
1 Tbsp light miso
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Braggs
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup water (distilled if you have it)
This one is so easy you’ll fall over. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Add more water if you want to use it as a sauce on vegetables like in the photo.
That’s it folks!
We’ve put this sauce on steamed vegetables as seen above and on salad. See what else you can come up with to put it on. Also seen in the recipe photo is our Red Lentil Dahl and Red Cabbage with Balsamic Vinegar.
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Miso Lemon Tahini Sauce Recipe Photo Credit: Her View Photography