There are only two (2) ingredients required to make your own Tahini at home. It is quick, easy and very cost-efficient!
In this series I am sharing the occasional (monthly) savory recipe. They are internationally inspired and usually healthier recipes. The actual location of the recipes is on our travel blog a Nomad’s Dream (hence the international flair) but I will always post teasers over here as well.
This month’s Savory Creation is a two-part post. Today is all about making your own Tahini which we will need for another recipe that will be posted next week.
Tahini is used mainly in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine and is basically a paste of ground-up sesame seeds and olive oil. This sounds quite surprising considering the price for a small jar of tahini from the store.
Over here I can’t even seem to find tahini to buy anywhere. Another reason to make it yourself. If you have sesame seeds and a food processor, you are set to go.
I am using unhulled sesame (because that’s what I have) which is more nutritious and less susceptible to rancidity but make for a darker, less smooth tahini. Whenever I make tahini, I whip up only as much as I am likely use up within the next month to avoid the risk of spoilage.
Itching to make you own Tahini?