This has been my go-to simple salad for the season. Find the freshest veggies that your farmer’s market has to offer. Heirloom lettuces, sunflower sprouts and tomatoes made this bowl. Top it off with miso-tahini heaven and crushed toasted sesame + dulce, and you’ve got yourself a crunch-y fresh start to any meal!
Heirloom Lettuces with Miso-Tahini
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup sweet miso
1/3 cup hot water
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
Heirloom lettuces, torn into bite-sized pieces
sunflower sprouts, chopped into bite-sized pieces
yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
To make the dressing, mix together the tahini, miso, cider vinegar and water in a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow stream until it meets the consistency of your liking. It should drizzle nicely off of a spoon. Season with a pinch of sea salt, if desired.
Place the lettuce, tomato and sprouts in a bowl and toss with the dressing. Top with freshly ground black pepper and Gomasimo*. Serve immediately.
*You can make your own Gomasio by grinding toasted sesame seeds with dulce flakes or toasted nori with a mortar and pestle. A great condiment for many dishes, like stir-fries, grains, beans and salads!
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