Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tahini Sesame Seed Paste

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

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 - Tahini Sesame Seed Paste:
  • 5 cups sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil
Preparation - Tahini Sesame Seed Paste:
  • Preheat oven to 350. Toast sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, shaking 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

Tahini should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. It will keep for up to 3 months.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your Tahini recipe. I've been looking all over the net for a good Tahini recipe... Yours is the only one that seems really authentic. It also includes all the important information needed for the recipe. Thanks again.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Enjoy Middle Eastern and Lebanese Recipes! :)

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