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Green Tahini Sauce+ Big Green Veggie Bowl

When I was in college I had a roommate from Israel who was a really great cook. She taught me how to make authentic hummus and always topped it with a simple tahini-parsley sauce. The addition of the parsley to her sauce added a subtle flavor and not-so-subtle color. Thinking about her sauce while experimenting in the kitchen, I’ve created my own Green Tahini Sauce and what better dish to put it on then a Big Green Veggie Bowl.

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Green Tahini Sauce

makes 4 servings

What you’ll need:

  • 1tbs gluten-free tamari
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tbs water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • generous handful of parsley

Directions

  1. Simply combine all ingredients in blender until smooth! Sauce will stay fresh in refrigerator for about 3 days.

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You can really use this sauce for anything.. salad dressing, marinade for tofu or vegetables, even try adding it to a green smoothie!

One of my favorite quick and easy dinners is a Big Green Veggie Bowl. It’s perfect when you want a warm, comfort-food type of meal that will you feeling nourished.

Big Green Veggie Bowl

makes 4 servings

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head of broccoli, separated into florets
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup shelled edamame (fresh or frozen)
  • 1tbs gluten-free tamari
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 green onions, diced

Directions

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large frying pan or wok at medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and stir occasionally.
  2. After 3 minutes turn heat down to medium and add carrots, continuing to stir.
  3. After 5 minutes add broccoli and edamame and sprinkle with tamari.
  4. After 3 minutes add spinach and turn heat to low. Cover for 2 minutes then serve in bowls.
  5. Top with avocado, green onion and Green Tahini Sauce. Yum!

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