Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Romaine, Radish, & Cucumber Salad with Tahini Dressing

for tahini dressing

  • 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini (Middle Eastern sesame paste)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 21/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mild honey
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

for salad

  • 1/2 lb romaine, torn into bite-size pieces (6 cups)
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed, halved, and thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced


total: 25 min
dish: salad
season: summer, fall

Make dressing:
Blend all dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth. (If desired, blend in more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to thin dressing.)

Make salad:
Toss together all salad ingredients in a large bowl with just enough dressing to coat.

Cooks' note: Dressing keeps, covered and chilled, 3 days. Stir before using, thinning with additional water if necessary.

Gourmet, October 2002