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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 72.6
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 2.0 g

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Tahini

Submitted by: BLUEKARMA

Introduction

You've decided to make some hummus or goddess dressing, only to find you're out of tahini. Rats!
Making your own tahini is very easy. You control the oil and ingredients. Just keep sesame seeds in your freezer, and you'll be good to go at a moment's notice.
You've decided to make some hummus or goddess dressing, only to find you're out of tahini. Rats!
Making your own tahini is very easy. You control the oil and ingredients. Just keep sesame seeds in your freezer, and you'll be good to go at a moment's notice.

Number of Servings: 32

Ingredients

    2 1/2 cups raw sesame seeds
    2 T canola oil

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Directions

This recipe makes approximately 2 cups of tahini, or 32 - 1 tablespoon servings.

Heat a large skillet (cast iron preferred) on low.
Add sesame seeds to skillet. Toast for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
The seeds should develop and nice aroma and turn a shade or two darker. Do not brown them!
Let cool for a couple of minutes.
Add toasted sesame seeds to food processor bowl with steel blade inserted. Add oil.
Process the seeds, scraping down every so often.
You will need to process for five minutes or more. Five minutes seems to be the miracle point where the hulls suddenly break down and it becomes a smooth, silky paste.
Keep tahini in a jar in your refrigerator.

HINT: When making tahini, I always put most in a jar, leaving just enough in the food processor to make a fresh batch of hummus. One cleanup only!

Number of Servings: 32

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLUEKARMA.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very easy and even better easy to remember! - 3/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice consistency. I've always used recipes that turned out more liquidy. This is what I was looking for. A nice "butter' consistency. - 11/26/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had been wondering to do if I want to make hummus but have no tahini. I saw it in the store 1 time but it was way expensive. I buy little packs of sesame seeds in the international section of the grocery store for my smoothies...but I have no idea if they are raw ?the brand is Badia - 8/30/13

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  • Can you freeze the tahini after you make it? I an single and it will take lots of time for me to use it up. - 5/24/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just perfect! Thanks. - 4/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The only tahini I use. - 6/11/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow, great recipe! I live overseas and it's impossible to find tahini here. I can't wait to make all my favorite recipes now! - 9/2/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love the hint at the bottom! :) - 10/27/08

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