• Tahini Paste

    baby and toddler shoes-tahinipaste1.jpg 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!


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    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


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