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Sesame Tofu with Parenthetical Green Beans

I received a sample jar of Golden Millstone Sesame Butter a week or so ago and it’s been sitting on my kitchen counter ever since, waiting for me to be inspired to make something with it.  I’m pleased to announced that inspiration struck in the form of a creamy and delicious sauce based on an extremely basic (but yummy) sauce from my old macrobiotic days.

I’ve been in the mood for simple baked tofu for awhile, so the sauce seemed like an ideal match. I also roasted lots of veggies to go with it, shown in the photo only as parenthetical green beans, so called, as you’ve probably guessed, because they are arranged like three sets of parentheses.

The sauce is made with about 3 to 4 tablespoons of sesame butter (or tahini), blended with about 3 tablespoons of tamari, 1 to 2 teaspoons of hoisin, and about 4 tablespoons of almond milk, all stirred together until well blended and creamy.  Taste it to see if you want to add a little more of anything, but this is how we enjoyed it.  The sesame butter, by the way, has a really good flavor.

I didn’t even heat up the sauce, although you certainly may.  I just spooned it over the tofu and sprinkled it with some black sesame seeds.  It was also delicious over the roasted vegetables, especially the (((green beans))).


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  • Birgit October 17, 2012, 5:26 pm

    That looks like a wow!

    • Robin October 18, 2012, 9:33 am

      Thanks Birgit. It tastes like one too!

  • lisa cole October 17, 2012, 6:18 pm

    nice plating! the sauce sounds/looks delicious, will give it a try today.

  • Dianne October 17, 2012, 8:11 pm

    I love, love, love tis type of sauce! It’s not only delicious, but conjures happy memories of my undergrad days living in a house full of hairy deadheads, when it was exactly the sort of thing we used to pour over our brown rice, steamed veggies, tempeh, salads, millet, tofu, you name it. In fact, I always think of it as “hippie sauce” – thanks for the reminder (and the inspiration)!

    • Robin October 18, 2012, 9:37 am

      The sauce reminds me of the good old days too, Dianne!

  • Sam October 17, 2012, 10:10 pm

    I laughed out loud when I read Parenthetical Green Beans and saw the photo. Hilarious!!!

    • Robin October 18, 2012, 9:39 am

      Sam, I laughed out loud when I thought of calling them by that name. 🙂

  • Amanda October 18, 2012, 8:33 am

    What a pretty and delicious-looking photo! YUM!

  • Basil October 20, 2012, 7:24 am

    When I saw this post, I literally was laughing for 10 minutes straight. Clever, clever!

    • Robin October 20, 2012, 9:48 am

      Thank you so much, Basil. I love it when someone appreciates it when I add a bit of humor to my recipes!

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