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Sunday Simple Salad with Cumin Dressing

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It was a lazy VeganMoFo Sunday, which means that I sprung for a salad. Not having the energy to throw myself into cooking, I tossed together some greens, tomatoes, avocado, olives, chopped cilantro, and sprouts, and then made up a quick creamy cumin dressing to throw on top, for a little Southwestern flair. Deliciously simple.

Simple Salad w/ Cumin Dressing

This dressing would also pair well with steamed or lightly cooked greens.

Cumin Dressing

Serves: 2. Prep time: <5 minutes.
Accessibility notes: Involves mixing with a fork; minor chopping with knife for the cilantro, or if you don’t have a garlic press.


  • 1 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp miso
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 tsp fresh minced cilantro
  • water, to thin (~ 2 tbsp)


In a small bowl, combine the tahini, lime juice, and miso and stir well with a fork until smooth. Mix in the garlic, onion, cumin, and minced cilantro, then add water slowly until desired consistency is reached. If you would like things a little sweeter, feel free to mix in a little agave nectar.


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