This garlicky 5-ingredient herb sauce is a neurologist’s favorite part of every meal


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There’s a general consensus among chefs and home cooks that garlic makes everything taste better. Seriously, name a single savory dish it doesn’t completely change for the better. You can’t. And yet there’s one more reason to add it to all your meals: It’s a favorite of two brain doctors.

Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, and Ayesha Sherzai, MD, a husband and wife team of neurologists, have made it their mission to spread the word about how eating a healthy diet is an essential part of protecting your brain health. One food in particular they love for all of its many benefits is garlic, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of the stars in their use-on-everything garlic tahini sauce recipe.

The doctors shared their garlic tahini herb sauce with Blue Zones, and the simple mix only contains a handful of ingredients: garlic (of course!), tahini, lemon, almond milk, and chopped dill. It only takes seconds to put together, and it’s something you can use all week long.  You can use it to dress your salads, drizzle it over a Mediterranean-style grain bowl, or use it as a dip for crudité.

No matter what you’re planning on making this week—be it roasted veggies, tacos, or even baked potatoes—drizzle on some of this garlic tahini sauce recipe. You can’t go wrong with a mix that tastes amazing and gives your brain a boost.

Garlic tahini herb sauce

Yields 4 servings (makes about 1 cup)

Ingredients
1/2 cup tahini
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
juice of 1 small lemon
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons chopped dill
sea salt to taste

1. Whisk all ingredients together.
2. Dress your salads, drizzle over grain bowls, or use it as a veggie dip. Keeps in the refrigerator for a week.

Why garlic is such a healthy choice:

Want more sauces? You can find a new healthy option based on your favorite flavor profile. Then try this simple three-ingredient stir-fry sauce on your favorite veggies.

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