Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)

Tahini
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Ratings (92)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
568 Calories
55g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tahini is a Middle Eastern pantry essential. It is the foundation for amny Middle Eastern recipes like hummus and baba ghanoush.

Tahini can be prepared homemade or purchased at a Middle Eastern grocer in a can. It is called tahini or tahina, depending on the region.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

Preheat oven to 350. Toast sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, tossing the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown. Cool for 20 minutes.

Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil. Blend for 2 minutes. Check for consistency. The goal is a thick, yet pourable texture. Add more oil and blend until desired consistency.

Yield: 4 cups

Storing Tahini