Tracyann's Tahini Topping
If you’ve been reading my posts, you know I like my food soft and moist. This silky topping finds its way on my meals quite regularly.
The creamy paste that is Tahini is made from roasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It is full of the Water and Earth elements, making this a pacifying food for Vata types. Pitta also benefits from its earthy, sweet quality, but Kapha types need to use sparingly.
When eating Tahini, make sure your digestion is in check ~ due to its heavy, dense qualities, Tahini can be hard to digest. Best to lighten it up by thinning it out and adding some digestive aids (in this case: limes, cilantro, and mint).
Tahini’s sweet, heavy and unctuous qualities help restore a depleted system by strengthening and nourishing bone, fat, and muscle tissue. It also builds the blood and hydrates skin and hair.
Tahini’s earthy qualities provide deep grounding so it is also considered a nerve tonic. Its oil-rich content helps protect and lubricate the nerves thereby soothing your nervous system and calming your mind.
Tahini also increases Ojas, is anti-inflammatory, supports the female reproductive system through all stages of life, and helps alleviate constipation. It is also high in protein and is a rich source of vitamins B & E, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, and Calcium.
Experiment with the amount of water to create the thickness you desire. I like mine on the thin side so as to not bog down my digestion. Adding digestive aids is also an important consideration to enjoy this luscious sauce.
Tracyann’s Tahini Topping
2 Tbsp of Tahini
1/3 cup Water
Fresh Squeezed Limes (2)
Handful of Mint
Handful of Cilantro
1 tsp - 1Tbsp of Bragg’s Amino Acids (has a high salt content so use amt appropriate for your dosha - Pittas & Kaphas need less salt)
Place it all in a blender and blend until smooth.
Transfer to a glass jar to serve immediately. Refrigerate the rest.