We have all done it – gazed long and hard into the fridge, balancing on the door, rummaging through the shelves and flicking through the recipes in your head… what’s for dinner? what’s for dinner? Well, that was me the other day, tired and slightly sun-kissed from a day at the beach and hungry for dinner. I am a big fan of the nourishing bowl, the green bowl, the clean-out-the-fridge-bowl but sometimes you need a little something extra, and that is how this sauce was created!
We ended up having it drizzled over a mung bean salad with roasted veggies and salmon but this recipe would work for almost every protein and veg! Best of all it only takes a few minutes to make… I dare say there is one catch; you must love coriander – which thankfully I DO!
I adore using herbs in my kitchen and recipes! I try and grow as many as possible so I always have a consistent supply somewhere in my garden. Herbs are rich in phytonutrients and minerals. For this recipe, I have used parsley which is rich in antioxidants and contains essential minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and an array of B Vitamins. I also included coriander which hosts a different list of benefits such as a rich source of vitamin K, Vitamin A and Manganese. Both of these delicious herbs provide dietary fibre and chlorophyll!
This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Sugar-Free, Rich in phytonutrients and wholefood goodness.
I N G R E D I E N T S
1 large bunch of parsley, roughly chopped (both stem and leaves)
1/2 large bunch of coriander, roughly chopped (both stem and leaves)
juice from 1 and a 1/2 lemons
2 tablespoons of tahini
1 tablespoon of organic extra virgin olive oil
1 large garlic bulb
pinch of good quality salt (I use macrobiotic sea salt)
pinch of pepper
pinch of dried chili flakes (optional but delicious)
M E T H O D
- Place all ingredients into a high-performance blender or if you have one, use your hand stick blender. ( I used my hand stick blender here and preferred the clean up to a full blender).
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste test and add more seasoning, or lemon juice if a little too thick. The thickness may vary depending on the tahini you use and the olive oil you use.
- Once nice and smooth, place your amazing green sauce into a glass jar and store in the fridge.
Looking for a little extra nutrients? Try adding some pumpkin and sunflower seeds for an added bit of protein and zinc!