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Healthy Real Food Recipes

Green Tahini

I swear Mark drank this like soup. Just made it and it's almost gone. Rich in essential minerals like copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc and iron, the sesame seeds in the tahini make this a keeper-condiment. Pack in the alkalizers like watercress, parsley and lemon, and I would almost recommend taking a couple daily solo swigs. Great with any protein or as a salad dressing when you want that simple Mediterranean flavor.



  • 1 garlic clove, peeled

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1 bunch watercress, thick stems trimmed

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1/2 cup organic tahini

  • 2 T (or more) fresh lemon juice



  • Cook garlic in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water for 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl of ice water.

  • Return water to a boil and cook watercress, mint and parsley until wilted, 15 seconds. Transfer to bowl of ice water.

  • Drain watercress, herbs, and garlic, squeeze between paper towels to remove as much water as possible. Chop coarsely.

  • Purée watercress, herbs, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, and 3/4 cup water in blender until smooth. Thin with water to reach desired consistency. 

  • Season with more lemon juice if desired. 

  • Season with salt and pepper.


Serves: 10

Time: 20 minutes


HEARTFUL RECIPE - One of our real food recipes that focuses on veggies, protein, healthy fats and/or healthy carbs and doesn't include gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, corn or peanuts.


Write-up by Pam.

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