This dressing tastes great and has two of the most healing foods ginger and turmeric as its main ingredients.
Turmeric has been used medicinally for about 4,000 years and is used in both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for its medicinal properties. The active substance in turmeric is a compound called curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, clinical research suggests it may alleviate symptoms of IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, inflammatory skin conditions, impaired immunity and has even been linked to cancer. Fresh is often best, but getting a good quality powdered source is perfectly fine too.
Ginger is another commonly used food in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is known for a slightly warming affect and has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and jet lag, which I can personally vouch for. On my return from the states I chomped on ginger chews from boarding to landing and felt great! Fresh ginger is commonly found but one tip I learnt is to freshly grate or slice it and keep it in the freezer as and when you need it. Saves waste and having to use soft ginger which is a nightmare to grate!
- 2 tbsps of tahini
- 2 tbsps of flax oil
- 1 tbsp of grated ginger
- 1 tbsp of fresh or powdered turmeric
- 1 tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp of tamari
- 1tsp of maple syrup
- 2-3 tbsp of water
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor, or just add to a jar and shake 'til smooth. Start with 2 tbsp of water and add more as needed (note that the dressing will thicken in the fridge).
This tastes great poured over the spirulina millet, or over chopped vegetables such as cooling cucumber or avocado for an afternoon snack.