This homemade tahini is incredibly easy to make and super-friendly to your pocket too. Store bought versions usually cost over $10 for a tiny jar. I used this for my upcoming Easy and Smooth Hummus recipe this Wednesday. There are many ways to use this beautiful paste. I.e salad dressing, sauce, or even in desserts. Check out Cooking Channel for more ideas!
1 cup (140 g) hulled sesame seeds (hulled = outer shell removed)
3 – 4 tbsp light flavoured oil – grapeseed, canola, light olive oil (I’m using canola)
Pinch of salt
makes about 1/2 cup
In a pan, add your sesame seeds and dry roast them under low heat for 5 mins, until fragrant and lightly brown. DO NOT go overboard or they will turn dark brown and bitter. Allow to cool completely before use.
In a food processor, add in the sesame seeds and process until crumbly, for about 1 min.
Drizzle in 3 tbsp oil and process until smooth. The consistency should be smooth and pourable.
Add in salt and give it a final whirl for 30 secs. Taste the tahini paste and add more salt if required. It should taste mild and not too salty.
Use immediately or store in air-tight containers for up to a month. Since there is no emulsifier added, the natural oil will tend to separate over time. If that happens, just give it a stir before using.