Sesame + Spice Dynamite Sauce

I combined the best qualities of harissa and za’atar in this delicious, must-put-on-everything, sesame and spice dynamite sauce! Never tried harissa or za’atar? Doesn’t matter at all, you will probably appreciate this recipe more…. It is super simple to make and you won’t believe how tasty it is. I swirl it into warm hummus, dip fresh peas in it, smother scrambled eggs with it, and even eat it by the spoonful.

Nutritionally, it is packed with sesame seeds, which are full of calcium, magnesium, and fibre. Those qualities will keep you relaxed and regular ;). It is also loaded with herbs and spices, which are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients to keep you healthy.

As far as tools go, I use a food processor to make dips like this, but I also have this
high powered blender that works great for pulverizing the sesame seeds a but more, depending on the texture you prefer. One other thing that might be fun to try with this recipe is toasting the sesame seeds and whole spices before you process them! I haven’t done it yet, but I imagine the flavour would be richer and smoother. Let me know if you try it :).

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Sesame + Spice Dynamite Sauce

Sauce for everything: eggs, veggies, hummus, crackers, you name it.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (you want it saucy, so add enough oil to reach that consistency)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled + smashed)
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add everything to the bowl of a food processor fitted with an 's' blade or a high speed blender.

  2. Process/blend until well mixed and seeds start to pulverize, but retain most of their shape.

  3. Serve at warm or at room temperature.

 

 

 

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Amazing Herb Sauce for Everything!

This amazing herb sauce tastes great on everything AND will keep your immune system boosted. It is cold and flu season in my house (I am pretty sure it has been for about 3 months…) and it seems like once my 3 year old catches a bug, it is just a matter of time before the rest of us get it. However, I have a remedy – this herb sauce!

Garlic, ginger, and onions are incredible for fighting off germs. Sure, you can make a medicinal tea (and try to make yourself drink it) and you can eat raw cloves of garlic (yikes!), but I have a better idea. Make this delicious sauce/dip/spread instead. It is full of all of those immune boosting foods, and it tastes amazing too.

I seriously made this yesterday and pretty much finished it off already. I put it on my roasted cauliflower, on top of a fried egg, on a bean burrito, and even on rice crackers with goat cheese! If you’re a carnivore, I imagine it would also be amazing on any kind of meat.

A few notes re: the endless versatility of this recipe:

  • This recipe features cilantro, which I personally LOVE. But I know lots of folks abhor it. No problem, use fresh parsley instead. The flavour profile will be completely different, and you’ll probably appreciate it more :).
  • Wish it was sweeter? Add a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey.
  • Love spicy food? Add a seeded, roughly chopped jalapeno.
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Amazing Herb Sauce for Everything!

A bright, fresh, delicious herb sauce that tastes great on everything AND will boost your immune system.

Course sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch washed cilantro (or parsley) :just chop off the lower stems and add the whole bunch!
  • 1/2 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1" chunk of peeled ginger root, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime (just the juice) :feel free to sub with lemon or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in your food processor.

  2. Pulse together until you have a rough, sauce-like consistency.

  3. Eat on everything!!!