Tahini Recipe | Homemade Tahini

Tahini is a paste made with roasted white sesame seeds along with olive oil.  It is also known as Tahina in Arabic and Ardeh in Persian which can be served as a dip on its own or used in preparing Middle Eastern recipes such as Hummus and baba ghanoush.  Bringing you homemade Tahini Recipe that doesn't require too much preparation.

Tahini Recipe


Tahini has a nutty and slightly bitter taste.  It is a healthier alternative to peanut butter as it has no allergens, doesn't grow mold, less processed but should eaten in moderation.  Both have high omega 6 fatty acids.

Where does the goodness of tahini comes from?  The answer is Sesame Seeds…. Sesame seeds are a great source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids, which are tied to improvements in heart health, skin health, fertility and more.

I have been wanting to make hummus for a long time. The other day I had some boiled chickpeas and I was like that's it I am going to make hummus today.  Do you remember my recent post where I made the fresh Hummus at home?  Looked into my pantry and I don't have Tahini but had the ingredients to make it.  So, if you don't have the store bought tahini, don't think twice, try this easy under 15 min recipe and whip up fresh batch.   No matter what fresh has its own taste which we can't find it any store bought version.

Tahini Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Heat a clean heavy flat pan or a cast iron pan on a medium heat.  Add the sesame seeds and roast them while stirring constantly until they are a little golden brown in color.  Make sure you stir it continuously so they don't burn. You don't want to over roast them.

Transfer them on to a plate or a bowl to cool down.  Now put then in the food processor along with olive oil and process them into a paste by scraping the sides.  Add more olive oil if the desired consistency hasn't reached.

Process it more if you want a smooth paste.  A little bit of grits are okay specially for recipes like hummus and baba ghanoush as it will be mixed with chickpeas and processed again.

Serve it in a air tight container and refrigerate.  It should last you for at least a couple of months.

Tahini Recipe

Don't forget to try my Homemade Hummus if you are making Tahini.

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Tahini Recipe | Homemade Tahini
 
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Recipe type: Dips & Spreads
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat a clean heavy flat pan or a cast iron pan on a medium heat.  Add the sesame seeds and roast them while stirring constantly until a little golden brown.  Make sure you stir it constantly so they don't burn. You don't want to over roast them.
  2. Transfer them on to a plate or a bowl to cool down.  Now put then in the food processor along with olive oil and process them into a paste by scraping the sides.  Add more olive oil if the desired consistency hasn't reached.
  3. Process it more if you want a smooth paste.  A little bit of grits are okay specially for recipes like hummus and baba ghanoush as it will be mixed with chickpeas and processed again.
  4. Serve it in a air tight container and refrigerate.  It should last you for at least a couple of months.

 

 

 

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