You’ve probably come across tahini, the key component in houmous, in Middle Eastern cooking. This sesame seed paste (packed with protein and all-important fat) is also very popular in Japanese cuisine, especially those amazing creamy Japanese dressings that you want to eat with a spoon. In this dressing I combine tahini with miso, ginger and fresh lemon juice to make an all-goodness sauce – no dodgy hydrogenated salad creams here. Miso is a tasty, fermented Japanese soya food containing protein, vitamins and important fatty acids. It is important to choose a traditionally fermented miso in order to benefit from its health properties so always look for a quality brand such as Clearspring


1 tablespoons of tahini (I  like Carley’s Organic)

1 tablespoons of sweet white miso (I like Clearspring)

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of sesame oil (not toasted)

2 tablespoons of water

1/2 inch piece of ginger


To make the dressing – blend all of the ingredients together or whisk with a fork (using hot water helps) or shake in a jam jar until combined.