Tahini Recipe

Tahini Recipe

Are you looking for a recipe for tahini? This tahini recipe is simple easy and delicious. Perfect for those who like a rich tick tahini sauce. What is tahini? Tahini is a popular dressing, it is most commonly eaten in the Eastern Mediterranean region as well as North Africa, West Asia and South Caucasus. Personally, I started enjoying tahini when I was introduced to Lebanese cuisine. It has an earthy, nutty, bitter taste, it can be compared to nut butter but it has its own uniqueness. You can enjoy tahini as a savoury condiment or as a dip. Personally, I like using it for my hummus recipe or even eating it with jam on toast (less traditional but amazing!). I hope you enjoy this easy tahini recipe!

Ingredients

  • 275g sesame seeds
  • 100ml rapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Note: I like using unhulled (with the husk) sesame seeds because they have more fibre and they give the tahini a richer, nuttier taste. However, you could make a smoother lighter version with hulled sesame seeds.

Method

  1. First, heat up a frying pan at a medium-high heat. Once, it is heated scatter the sesame seeds into the pan evenly. Let them sit for 20 seconds before stirring them every 10 seconds. This process should take 2 minutes or until they look golden brown and release the classic sesame seed aroma.

2. Next, allow the sesame seeds to cool for 5-10 minutes before placing them into a high-powered food processor/blender. Then, blend the sesame seeds until they form a paste.

3. Finally, add the oil and a pinch of salt into the blender/food processor and blend the mix until it is smooth.

Note: if you don’t have a high-powered blender/food processor you may want to add more oil (this will help the texture become smoother). Alternatively, if you do have a strong blender/food processor you could skip the oil and just continue blending the paste until it turns smooth and running.

Are you looking for a delicious recipe to pair this with? Why not try my delicious Roasted pepper and Olive Salad recipe here?

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