Makes 1/2 cup
This simple and tasty spread goes well on bread or toast, rice cakes, crackers or chapatis.
4 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons water
1 level tablespoon brown rice or barley miso
1 rounded tablespoon minced onion, scallion, or chives (optional)
1/4 teaspoon dried basil or 1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil (optional)
Mix all ingredients well in a small saucepan or skillet and bring slowly to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Gently simmer for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring constantly, then remove from heat. If too thick, stir in more water, a teaspoon at a time.