I would love to tell you this is my own custom recipe for Tahini, but the fact is, Tahini is a very simple Middle Eastern condiment made from hulled, toasted, and ground sesame seeds. There's not much you can do to amp it up, or overhaul it. Tahini is a simple recipe that can be used either as a stand alone dip, or as a main ingredient, in such things as; hummus, baba ghanoush, halva, and maybe even more.
My recipe here is the one I use as an ingredient for such things as my hummus recipe. So please, try it out, and let me know what you think!
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Note: Makes about 1 of Cup of Tahini
Special Tools or Equipment Needed: Food Processor
- 1 Cup Sesame Seeds
- 4 (or more) Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil, or Canola Oil
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- Add sesame seeds to a large saucepan over medium-high heat and toast. Stir constantly until the seeds become fragrant and lightly colored (not brown). About 3 to 5 minutes.
- Place sesame seeds in food processor and process until a crumbly paste forms, about three or more minutes.
- Add 3 tablespoons of Oil and process for a minute or so, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom.
- Continue to blend and add oil until your Tahini’s consistency smooth, and pourable.
- Once consistency is reached, taste the tahini for seasoning, and add salt to taste. Process 5 to 10 seconds to mix it in. Taste again, and add more seasoning if desired.