• Tahini Paste


    Tahini Paste is crucial for flavoring in various dishes such as hummus, baba ghanoush and halvah, but it can be difficult to find and expensive. Here's a simple, do it yourself recipe that offers great flavor and will keep for several months in the fridge.

    You'll need:
    Sesame Seeds
    Olive Oil (or Peanut oil or Sesame Oil, depending on your tastes)

    For every 1 cup of lightly toasted Sesame Seeds (hulled will give a smoother paste with a milder flavor) add 2 to 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Begin with 2 Tablespoons and add more if needed to get to the desired consistency.) Process to a smooth paste. This will make approximately 3/4 cup Tahini.

    FYI:
    To toast sesame seeds -- Spread the sesame seeds on a shallow baking tray and bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven , shaking frequently, until fragrant. (around 5 minutes in my oven) Do not allow them to turn brown. Cool before placing in processor.


    Frequently sesame seeds can be found online for around $5 per Pound. Check your local health food store for deals on bulk sesame seeds.

    To make a Simple Tahini Sauce:

    • 2/3 cup tahini paste (recipe above)
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 tsp salt

    Combine all in a small food processor for 30 seconds. This is great on Felafels!


    See Also:


    © Can Stock Photo Inc. / pepmiba

    Comments 4 Comments
    1. SnoDov's Avatar
      SnoDov -
      I usually toast my sesame seeds in a non-stick frying pan. Just cover the pan with the seeds and toss them around to brown, being very careful though as they can become over toasted in a flash.
    1. SnoDov's Avatar
      SnoDov -
      I usually toast my sesame seeds in a non-stick frying pan, only because I don't like turning on my oven for quick/simple things such as this.

      I just cover the pan with the seeds and toss them around to brown, being very careful though as they can become over toasted in a flash.
    1. Sapphire's Avatar
      Sapphire -
      I have to try this! Buying tahini past at my local Giant is expensive!
    1. kmel2u's Avatar
      kmel2u -
      I love hummus with a jalapeno and cilantro added. Now I can make my own at home for much cheaper.
      Thanks for all the great tips


    Have something you'd like to add? Register & Login to add your own comments, thoughts, questions or suggestions.

    As always, Registration is Free!



  • Keep Reading . . .

    Liss Favorite Liquid Laundry Detergent RecipeLiss Favorite Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe


    Making your own liquid laundry detergent is easy & dirt cheap. This low sudsing recipe works great and makes 2 gallons.


    Gnat, Fly and Mosquito RepellentGnat, Fly and Mosquito Repellent


    Make your own safe, effective Gnat, Fly and Mosquito Repellent. This Kid & Pet Friendly recipe takes just a minute to throw together


    Removing Dried Bug GutsRemoving Dried Bug Guts


    How to get those Baked On splattered bugs OFF your car, with minimal effort and no harsh chemicals.


    Homemade FebrezeHomemade Febreze


    Make your own Copycat Febreeze recipe to get rid of stinky smells around your home and in your vehicles. This simple money saving DIY recipe costs a fraction of it's store bought counterpart and takes just minutes to whip up



(C) Melissa 'Liss' Burnell & Budget101.com 1995-2016
Material from www.Budget101.com may not be copied or distributed, or republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of Budget101.com, EXCEPT: you may print recipe pages for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose violates Budget101.com's intellectual property rights.