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Sesame-Ginger Sauce

A savory sauce for stir-fry and other Asian dishes, this Sesame-Ginger Sauce is both healthy and delicious. It contains tahini, a butter made from sesame seeds that can be found in the ethnic foods aisle-or near peanut butter-in a grocery store. Use fresh ginger instead of dried ginger–it has a stronger aroma and delivers a more intense, zesty flavor. In a pinch, you can always buy a healthy version of a sesame ginger vinaigrette salad dressing, though this recipe is easy enough you shouldn’t have much trouble!

Makes 4 servings. Total preparation time: 5 minutes.


1. Combine lemon zest, tahini, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, pepper, and lemon juice in a blender and mix until smooth. Transfer to a jar until ready to serve. Garnish with scallions.

Per serving: 137 calories, 12g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 7g total carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 4g protein


1⁄2 cup tahini

2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
1⁄2 tablespoon sesame oil
1-2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and diced
1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red chili flakes
2 lemons, zested and juiced