Pasta with Tahini Sauce
1/2 cup tahini (not the raw type)
1/3 cup or more hot water
1 tablespoon or more tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon or more FRESH lemon juice
1 clove chopped garlic
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
pinch of cayenne pepper (a MUST)
olive oil (optional)
cooked pasta (spirals work best, but any will do)
Whip the tahini and hot water with a fork until all the lumps disappear. You can microwave for about 10 seconds until a creamy consistency is achieved (like afredo sauce). Add tamari, lemon juice, and garlic and blend well with fork...... and taste. Its a bit subjective here. I don't like mine too lemony or too garlicky. If its too bland, add more tamari. If its too thin/thick, add more tahini/water/olive oil. When you have the desired flavor, add a very small pinch of cayenne pepper. I think this ingredient is a MUST!! Then add a tablespoon of nutritional yeast and blend well again. Heat again in microwave until hot but not simmering and pour over HOT pasta and toss.
This is sooo yummy!!! I made this creation myself and don't follow a formal recipe for this. You can also add a handful of frozen chopped spinach to the pasta during the last few minutes of cooking. Enjoy!!!