Spicy, rich, Chili-Ginger Tahini Dressing is delicious on salads or drizzled over your next comfort bowl. And you make the whole shebang in your blender!
Last week, I kicked off spring with a whole mess of delicious salad dressing ideas. Today, I wanted to keep the party going with yet another dressing for spring salads (that doubles as a sauce for hot food, too!): Chili-Ginger Tahini Dressing.
My husband and son are not fans of spicy food. For a spice-lover like me, that can be kind of a bummer, but I’ve found ways to bring the heat without setting my guys’ mouths on fire.
Spicy sauces, like this Chili-Ginger Tahini Dressing, are a great way to accommodate different tastes. I can make a nice, mild dish for my family, then douse just my own bowl in spicy goodness!
What makes this dressing recipe even simpler are the fresh frozen herbs from Dorot that I used. No chopping or even measuring required to make this recipe!
Dorot grows their herbs on-site and freezes them within 90 minutes of harvesting, so they’re super flavorful as well as super convenient. You can learn more about the company and how they work here. Just open the box, pop, and move on to the rest of your recipe. No chopping, nothing to clean up. If you know me, you know that cleanup is my least favorite part of cooking.
You can find Dorot products at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Wakefern, Stop & Shop, Giant Carlisle, or HEB. Atlanta friends, I got mine at the Whole Foods on Briarcliff.
Dorot Fresh Frozen Garlic & Herbs varieties include:
- glazed onions
They’re a great way to add a pop of flavor to soups, sauces, stews, and salad dressings. In a hot recipe, the fresh frozen spices and herbs melt quickly, so no need to adjust your cooking time. In a blender sauce, the small cubes puree easily, so you don’t need to wait for them to thaw at all.
Each cube is one teaspoon of herbs or spices. If your recipe isn’t in teaspoons, here’s a handy conversion, so you’ll know how many cubes to use:
- 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
- 1 ounce = 6 teaspoons
- 1/4 cup = 12 teaspoons
The only exception, measurement-wise is the Glazed Onions. One tray of Dorot Glazed Onions equals three chopped onions. There are 10 cubes in a package, so 3-4 equals one onion.
The package that Dorot products come in is airtight, so the spices will keep for months in the freezer, even after you open them. Just snap the lid back on, and stick the whole thing back into the freezer until next time you need some herbs and spices. Dorot products are a great way to have fresh-tasting ingredients on hand at all times.
Making Your Chili-Ginger Tahini Dressing
This dressing seriously could not be easier to make. Just spoon some hot sauce and pop the Dorot pre-portioned garlic and ginger along with the rest of the ingredients right into your blender. Puree until smooth, and pour onto everything. Bing, bang, boom.
The finished sauce is creamy, spicy, and delicious on:
- lettuce salads
- kale salads
- grain bowls
- mashed potatoes
- stir fries
I KNOW! Put it on all of the food, you guys!
Chili-Ginger Tahini Dressing
- 2 cubes Dorot Crushed Garlic - or 2 cloves of garlic
- 2-3 teaspoons chili sauce - I like Sriracha sauce or Sambal Oelek in this recipe, depending on how spicy you want it
- 2 to 3 cubes Dorot Crushed Ginger - or 2-3 teaspoons fresh ginger, depending on how spicy you want it
- 3/4 cups tahini
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce - or 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- juice of 1 fresh lime
- Combine all of your ingredients in your blender, and puree until smooth. If needed, add more water by the tablespoon to reach your desired thickness.