Tahini is a thick, smooth paste made from ground sesame seeds. Serve this sauce over cooked or raw vegetables, tofu, tempeh, or use as a dip or spread.
For the Lemon Tahini Sauce: Add the light miso, tahini, tamari, lemon juice and water into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. (ingredients marked with *)
- In a pan warm the olive oil and sauté the garlic then add the spring onions or leek and carrot. Pop on the lid and cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
- Pat the tofu dry with paper towel and mash with a fork in a bowl. Add the vegetables from the pan and the remaining ingredients and form into balls, wetting your hands now and again to stop the mixture from sticking.
- In a heavy bottomed pan heat the sunflower oil, bring to correct temperature and deep fry the tofu balls.
- Drain on paper towel and serve with the sauce drizzled over the top.
Variation – You can add chopped basil, parsley, or chives to the mixture. Use barley, chickpeas or rice miso instead of a light miso for a different taste.