About This Recipe
This one’s a mineral mine! Sesame seeds may be tiny, but they contain large amounts of copper, selenium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, nd zinc, which can help improve bone health, help reduce cortisol, and even improve mood. Besides its fermented goodness, miso is high in copper, zinc, iron, selenium, and choline. Both sesame and miso are also rich in B and K vitamins. Since this is a no-cook sauce, there’s no loss of vitamins and gut-friendly bacteria.
- 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds, divided
- 1 large garlic clove
- 3 Tbsp (45 ml) soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp (45 ml) sesame oil
- 1½ Tbsp (25 g) shiro (white) miso
- 1½ Tbsp (22 ml) avocado or grapeseed oil
- 1½ Tbsp (22 ml) honey
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) rice vinegar
Step 1Using a mortar and pestle, grind 1 tbsp of the sesame seeds and the garlic clove into a coarse powder/paste. Set aside.
Step 2In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, miso, avocado oil, honey, and rice vinegar until thoroughly combined. Add the sesame-garlic paste and the rest of the whole sesame seeds. Whisk to combine. Use immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.