Vegan No-Oil Tahini, Apple, Green Onions and Dried Cranberries Sauce that is SO GOOD!
This oil-free dressing is sweet from the orange juice, apples and dried cranberries, rich and creamy from the sesame seed butter (tahini), and thickened with chia seeds. Use this fat-free healthy whole-foods plant-based vegan dressing with my Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa, and Lentil Pilaf or with any quinoa dish, or as a way to make Brussels sprouts taste awesome.
It’s got vitamin C that will help you absorb more iron.
The green onions and the thyme add some spice and sophistication. Some people find quinoa bitter, same with Brussels Sprouts, this dressing counters the bitterness, and provides a savoury sweetness instead.
Healthy vegan low-fat dressing with a sweet zing. Great with Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa.
I had some leftovers of this plant-based orange thyme dressing yesterday on spinach, wow, it was delicious. I need to finish this blog post to get it out there to folks like you who could benefit from a fresh, gorgeous healthy vegan salad dressing.
If you have a sweet tooth (like me) you will probably like this super tasty dressing/sauce, I’m sad it’s all gone now. 🙁
Orange Thyme Dressing - Healthy Vegan Fat-Free Sauce
Goes nicely with quinoa and green vegetables as a dressing/sauce. Try it with my Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Lentil Pilaf recipe. Even better as leftovers.
Consider doubling this dressing/sauce recipe - I wish I would have. It goes great on spinach salad too. You can adjust the number of servings here on the web page and it will recalculate.
With dried cranberries, orange juice, thyme, tahini (sesame seed paste), chia seeds, and green onions, it is so fresh and sweet and creamy, this one is a winner!
- 200 ml orange juice I used a juice box, freshly squeezed would work too if you don't have juice around, but have oranges.
- 2 tsp tahini sesame seed butter
- 1/2 tsp ground thyme spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp chia seeds for thickness
- 2 green onions diced
- 1/2 red apple diced into small cubes
- 1 cup craisins dried cranberries
Pour orange juice into a small bowl, add tahini, thyme, salt, and chia seeds and microwave 30 seconds to soften if the sesame seed butter was in the fridge. Whisk together.
Add the craisins so they can soak a bit.
Add the diced green onions and apple.
Let sit for 5 minutes or more, for flavours to combine.
Consider doubling the recipe depending on how many servings or leftovers you would like. It yields about 1 1/2 cups which was enough for 4 people at my house.
Try on my Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Quinoa Pilaf, or make a dinner salad with that same lentil quinoa pilaf and romaine lettuce.
Also tastes wonderful on spinach salad.
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