Creamy Tahini Pasta Salad Recipe
For Tahini Dressing:
Total time: 35 minutes
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, cucumber and bell pepper.
To make Tahini Dressing: In a blender, combine tahini, olive oil, water, soy sauce, honey and garlic. Puree until smooth. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
In a medium bowl, mix Tahini Dressing, yogurt, lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. salt, then stir into pasta mixture. Carefully fold in avocado (if using). Refrigerate, covered, if not serving immediately. Serve cold or at room temperature. Note: If using avocado, serve within 24 hours.
Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake.