This Maple Lemon Tahini Drizzle adds so much flavor to any meal. It’s great on grilled vegetables, crispy tofu, or in your next grain bowl.
Our core belief is that balanced eating should be both nutritiously dense and deliciously rich. One of our unique elements in the Foundational Five system to create balanced meals is Flavor Factor. This is about adding flavors and dressings that make the meal more delicious and nutritious.
Made with fresh lemon juice, creamy tahini , and maple lemon tahini glaze it will transform into a delicious condiment to add flavor to your next meal. Use this Flavor Factor recipe for your batch cooking day to make it easy to use throughout the week.
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Tahini Nutrition Benefits
Rich in minerals and vitamins
Tahini is a good source of B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus, protein, and fats.
Rich in fats
Tahini is rich in healthy fats. Monounsaturated fats are the main type of fat found within tahini. These fats have been proven to be anti-inflammatory and lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
Tahini contains a type of antioxidant called lignans which have been shown to reduce free radical damage and reduce the risk of long-term diseases particularly certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Tahini also contains a compound called sesamin (similar to the sesame seeds) It has been shown that it can reduce inflammation in the short-term.
Ingredients Needed To Make Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle
- maple syrup
- lemon juice
How To Make This Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle
You can mix all of the ingredients found in the recipe below into a large mixing bowl or in a mini-blender until combined. This recipe takes only 5 minutes.
Tips for Making This Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle
There are a few tips you should keep in mind that will help you store, add versatility, and enjoy this recipe.
Switch it up
Run out of lemons? To give this flavor a twist and keep it fresh, you can use orange.
Store in a glass jar
To keep this for up to 5 days, store it in an air-tight glass container. I prefer to use recycled glass jars and weck jars.
Shake it up before each use
Because it’s being stored in the refrigerator, some separation is common so just shake it before using.
What To Serve With Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle To Make It Balanced
- A hearty dark leafy green salad like this delicious Massaged Kale Salad
- Used as a spread on any sandwich you enjoy
- Drizzled over your favorite Roasted cauliflower or any other vegetable you like
- Used as a dressing in your favorite grain bowl or with beans
FAQ About How To Make Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle:
Can I make this with honey?
You can substitute maple syrup with honey. To make honey thinner, I suggest adding water or extra oil.
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