I kind of randomly came up with this dressing, and I am so glad I did! I want this dressing everyday of my life....seriously! For now on, I will always have a pre-made jar of this waiting for consumption.
The citrus and tahini go perfectly together. Subtle, somewhat sweet and nutty and creamy as ever!
Detox Vegan Root Vegetable Qunioa-Kale Salad with Citrus-Tahini Dressing
1 c quinoa
2 c vegetable broth or water
1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 turnip, peeled and chopped
1 tightly packed cup of chopped kale
1 small red onion, chopped
2 tbsp evoo
1/2 c tahini
2 medium oranges, juiced
2 tsp agave nectar
1 tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven 400. In a bowl, toss carrots, parsnips and turnips in evoo, lightly season with salt and pepper, place in a baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes.
In the meantime, bring your broth or water to a boil, add your quinoa and cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
While quinoa and root vegetables cook, make your dressing. In a bowl, whisk together tahini, orange juice, agave nectar and lemon juice together until completely smooth.
Once everything is done cooking, toss all components in a large bowl. Serve warm, room temp or cold!