Make Your Own Tahini
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Recipe Type: Side, condiment
 
Popular in many cuisines, tahini is a nutty flavored paste made with sesame seeds. Make your own and you will never have to leave it out of recipes again.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups sesame seeds
  • 1 cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat, stirring them frequently with a wooden spoon. Toast the seeds until they are fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the toasted sesame seeds to a large plate or tray and let them cool completely.
  3. Place the sesame seeds in a food processor and process for 2 to 3 minutes until the seeds are crumbly.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of oil at a time to the food processor and process for 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as necessary. Process until the mixture forms a thick and fairly smooth paste.
  5. Transfer tahini to a jar or airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
Notes
As an alternative to stovetop toasting, the sesame seeds can be toasted in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the sesame seeds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast. Stir the seeds one or two times until they are fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer the toasted sesame seeds to a large plate or tray and let them cool completely.
If tahini separates, stir the paste to redistribute the oil.
One tip to get a smoother tahini at home is to by grinding the seeds before adding the oil.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/make-tahini/