This is a crunchy, appetizing alternative to traditional ‘coleslaw’. It serves well as part of a salad buffet; or a cracker topping; a sandwich filling or a side dish.
It benefits from the incredible health affirming goodness of fennel and celery (check out my Health Benefits of Celery article for its amazing properties), along with a tasteful combination of wholesome ingredients to create a creamy tahini sauce.
I must admit, I am a big fan of tahini sauce. It lends itself well to super health food cuisine, offering a much loved creamy alternative to dairy. It is important to get a nice tahini though.
There are lots of different tahini’s out there; all with different tastes (and to be quite honest, it can be a bit off-putting if you get a grainy bitter one). Make sure you get a creamy, delicious version. I tend to avoid the raw ones as they generally just don’t do it for me.
I’ve also tried making my own in my high powered food processor, but I’ve not yet managed to get that delectable creaminess. In the UK, Suma, Essentials, Sunita and Cypressa do the best ones. They are all creamy and delicious and they also do organic, light versions (‘light’ means it has been creamed without the husks). In the USA a friend put me onto Achva Organic Tahini which I can recommend for my North American readers. She did not like tahini until she found that one. Now she’s a big fan… so I am thrilled that she didn’t give up!
There are some other delicious brands out there although I’ve forgotten the names. If you have a favourite please do let me know and I’ll check them out.
Celery is often overlooked, but with a powerhouse of phyto-nutrients, celery is a health seeker’s dream come true. The benefits can be found in the leaves, stalks, seeds and roots.
I didn’t used to be a fan of the stuff, but over recent years, I began to consistently notice how good I feel when I eat. Then I found out why. It turns out that, like many vegetables, celery is a power-packed, health supporting superstar!
Celery can help lower blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular diseases. It is a powerf anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting anti-oxidant superstar. It’s good for join health, good for the bladder and well, just an all round gem. Read more abut the health benefits of celery here: https://www.kindearth.net/celerys-superfood-health-benefits-lots-of/
- 4 large celery
- 1 small (200g) fennel
- 1 large carrot
- ½ small apple
- ½ lemon (juiced)
- 1 heaped teaspoon mustard (the jarred sort)
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 4 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
- Small handful of seeds
Slice the celery into small slices (using the leaves too, if there are any).
Chop and thinly slice the fennel (removing any tough outer layers etc).
Make the sauce by chopping the apple, juicing the lemon and blending together in a small jug with all other sauce ingredients to make a thick cream/sauce.
Mix cream in thoroughly with the vegetables. Sprinkle with your favourite seeds and serve.
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