Easy Tahini Paste
Tahini Paste is so easy to make. It tastes so much fresher and better than purchased Tahini Paste. Make some today for Hummus.
- 1 cup raw sesame seeds(150g)
- 2-4 tbsp grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil
Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Be careful to not burn the sesame seeds. Stir the skillet constantly while toasting to keep the sesame seeds moving. Once toasted, remove from the pan to stop the toasting process and let cool.
Once the sesame seeds are cooled add the to a powerful blender like a vitamix and blend into a thick paste.
Add the oil to thin the paste to the consistency of peanut butter. 2-4 Tbsp. depending on how thick the paste is.
Tahini makes a great dip: add some fresh lime juice (2-4 tbsp), a clove of garlic, and a little parsley. Blend well.
Add to chickpeas for hummus.