When I cook I usually don't measure. So now that my babies are all grown up, I started to cook all their favorite foods with measuring cups, spoons, pencil, and a notebook by my side, recording every step for future references.
Dinner table is that special place where all the family gathers to exchange events of the day, to share special moments, and to make important announcement. And if good home cooked food is served on that table, these gatherings become even more precious and memorable.
Into a bowl, put all the ingredients but water. Stir to combine.
Gradually start adding water, 2 tbsp at a time, mixing after each addition, until you use all the water. You will have smooth, dense dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
Ingredients for salad:
2 medium tomatoes
4 banana peppers
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
Directions for salad:
Dice tomatoes and banana peppers, add parsley and mint, and stir to combine.
Add simple salad to the tahini dressing and stir to combine.
TIP 1: I’m using banana peppers, because I grow them in my garden. You can surely use your favorite kind of pepper.
TIP 2: Tahini dressing pares wonderfully with grilled meat. Just substitute onion and garlic powder for fresh onion and garlic. Follow the above directions, leaving out onion and garlic powder. Grate the onion and squeeze out the juices, finely grate garlic, add them to tahini dressing, and stir to combine. Now you have a new addition on your picnic table.