Tuesday, July 14, 2009

benne seed salad dressing

i made some wonderful benne salad dressing the other day. benne seed, for those folks who do not know, is sesame seed. i apologize for the unappealing snapshot, but i had the hardest time trying to keep it from separating. i couldn't snap the picture quick enough. you will have to take my word on how good this salad dressing is. i found the recipe on recipezaar and it's here. it is loaded with sesame flavor and lends itself well to fresh veggies, especially broccoli and cucumbers. it was also pretty dang tasty on my baby spinach salad topped with fresh strawberries. enjoy.

fyi, the recipe calls for toasted benne or sesame seeds. i simply toasted them in a dry frying pan till brown, over medium heat, stirring often for about 4 minutes. keep an eye on them, they will burn quickly.


lisa said...

that't the virginia hospitality cookbook art on your title!

am i the first to recognize it???

Cheryl said...

I love sesame flavors! YUM I gotta try this. p.s. my mom was from Minnesota, ya!

Pam said...

I love sesame dressing - this looks and sounds tasty.