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January 2, 2014 / Chris Blum

Green Tahini

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So the idea of cleanse is my worst nightmare, but leave it to the folks at Bon Appetit to come up with cleanse where you get to eat!! I’m in! This tahini sauce is great! Perfect for a healthy dressing.

Ingredients:
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tsp salt
1 bunch watercress, thick stems trimmed
1 c fresh mint leaves
½ c fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
½ c tahini sauce
2 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Cook garlic in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water until slightly softened, about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer garlic to a bowl of ice water; let cool.

Return water in saucepan to a boil. Cook watercress, mint, and parsley just until wilted, about 15 seconds; drain. Transfer watercress and herbs to ice water; let cool. Drain watercress, herbs, and garlic and squeeze between paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible; coarsely chop.

Purée watercress, herbs, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, 1 tsp. salt, and ¾ cup water in a blender until smooth, thinning with more water as needed to reach desired consistency; season with salt and more lemon juice, if desired.

DO AHEAD: Sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Shake before using.
KEYWORDS
Condiments, Good Health, Healthy Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Mediterranean Food, Mint Recipes, Parsley Recipes, Sesame Recipes, Watercress Recipes
RECIPE BY Sara Dickerman
PHOTOGRAPH BY Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriot

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