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Kripalu House Dressing has been a guest favorite for years. Enjoy it over salads or steamed vegetables. It keeps for two weeks in the refrigerator, so make enough to last awhile!

Kripalu House Dressing

Makes about 2 cups.

1 cup sunflower oil or grape-seed oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
¼ cup tamari (natural soy sauce)
¼ cup lemon juice
⅓ cup sesame tahini
2 cloves garlic
½ tablespoon dry mustard powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon chili powder
pinch cayenne
½ cup water

Combine all ingredients and blend using a standard blender or immersion blender.

Read John Bagnulo’s Nutritional Commentary: Tahini and Grape-Seed Oil

Sesame tahini provides an excellent source of copper—a trace mineral critical for the body’s production of its own antioxidants, which can be more powerful than those we get through our food. Sesame seeds have been used for centuries to help strengthen the liver. Be sure to buy organically grown sesame tahini with the hulls removed by mechanical processing only. It should be stored in the refrigerator and used within four months.

The grape seed oil option in the House Dressing recipe is a good one. Grape seed oil is one of the few foods that have been shown to raise “good” cholesterol, and its greatest impact on blood lipid levels is when it’s used raw or as salad dressing. Try to purchase unrefined, mechanically pressed grape-seed oil.

Find more delicious and nutritious recipes in Kripalu Recipes.