Tahini and Cumin Dressing

From issue #10.
Photography by Minka Firth.
Tahini and Cumin Dressing


1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, crushed
juice of 1⁄2 a lemon
1 tablespoon tahini
1⁄2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
100 ml olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Put the cumin, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, sesame oil, soy and the sesame seeds in a food processor and blend.

With the motor running, drizzle in the oil to form an emulsion. Season.

Use to dress a roasted vegetable salad. Toss through a couscous salad or chickpea salad. Add chopped coriander and spoon over grilled chicken or fish.

Add some thick plain yoghurt and use as a dipping sauce with chargrilled vegetables .