Today I’m going to show you how to make creamy homemade tahini is just toasted and ground sesame seeds.
It’s effortless and much less expensive than buying from the store.
WHAT IS TAHINI?
Tahini is one of those ingredients that I like to think of as a flavor enhancer because the simplicity of the nuts (or the poor quality) gives everyone a delicious taste.
It is also effortless to do at home with some tips that I will share below. And you know my philosophy, the best is fresh, so you do not have to rebuy it at the store.
What is Tahini? In simple terms, it’s just grilled and ground sesame. Tahini is a staple of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culture (I had fun living in the Middle East) and is often used as an ingredient in hummus, or served with falafel, pita or pudding as a spice or sauce for baba ganoush.
How To Make Tahini Recipe:
You’ll need 4 cups of hold white sesame seeds, and while this may sound like a lot, remember that as it blends down, it turns into about 2 cups of tahini.
Add the sesame seeds to a large pan and lightly toast them for about 5 minutes or until the seeds become fragrant.
Then let the seeds cool to room temperature.
Transfer the sesame seeds to your Vitamix and add the tamper through the lid then blend on high for about a minute.
Pushing the sesame seeds into the blades as if you were making homemade almond butter.
A minute later, you’ll have a thick tahini paste.
Add olive oil and mix using Vitamix to make tahini creamy consistency.
You’ll use less than half the amount of added oil of most recipes and end up with much creamier tahini.
You can always whip up a batch of my hummus.
Is tahini good for you?
The tahini packs so much that it is good for you.
For example, on the protein front tahini packs more punch than milk yogurt beans or any other type of legumes.
When talking about calcium, tahini brings forth more than almost any dairy in the world.
Also, tahini is one of the only foods to be packed with vitamin T, which is excellent for memory, as I mentioned before.
Tahini is a crucial ingredient in hummus but is also used in Chinese Japanese and Korean cuisine and is a principal ingredient in dan noodles.
When you buy tahini at a grocery store, you’re going to find out that it’s probably going to be super smooth and creamy similar to like the creamy type of peanut butter.
This is because before they make it, they separate the brand from the sesame kernel, and they only use the kernel when we make Gd at home. We’re going use the entire sesame seed, which is going to create tahini that’s a little bit rougher but super tasty.
Homemade Tahini recipe made with only two-ingredient, This Tahini recipe is very smooth and that tastes amazing. making it at home that's better than buying from the store
- 4 cups hulled sesame seeds
- 3 tbsp olive oil
Gently toast the sesame seeds (stirring constantly) on medium low for 5 minutes, or until slightly golden. Then, let them cool to room temperature.
Once the sesame seeds have cooled, add them to your Vitamix. Blend on high for one minute, using the tamper to push the seeds into the blades, creating a tahini paste.
Add the olive oil and blend for another minute to create a creamy consistency.