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How to make homemade tahini or sesame paste

How to make homemade tahini or sesame paste


  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • For 8 people
  • 0.2 € / person
  • 595kcal per 100g.

Tahini or sesame paste, what it is and how I do it .

Amateurs and lovers of hummus in all its variants, this is your post.

The tahini or tahina (in Arabic, طحينية), that word that did not sound familiar to you until recently and that carries several recipes that we have published on the blog, is nothing more than the sesame paste that we usually use to make hummus or baba ganoush , But in addition to buying it made, you can also do it without leaving home.

Take note and go preparing the ingredients, which are only sesame and extra virgin olive oil. Nothing else, it is so easy that you will surely prepare it many times at home. In addition to being much cheaper and healthier than packaging, 12-15 minutes and that’s it.

Remember, I am not going to teach you how to make hummus , I already did that here, today it is time to talk about the main ingredient of this recipe.

Tahini is widely used in the Middle East. Here we only use it (or mostly) for hummus, but it has many uses.

Roasted Sesame Seeds

  1. The first thing is the sesame seeds. If the sesame is not roasted, we wash it a little and then drain it very well.
  2. The preparation is super simple. In a wide frying pan, distribute the raw sesame (it must not be previously toasted) and put it to toast over medium-high heat. Move it often so it doesn’t burn. I warn you of one thing, sesame jumps.
  3. After a few seconds we will see how it smells and changes to its tan color. After this we let the seeds cool down .

Crushed and final presentation of sesame cream

  1. Later we put them in the glass of the mixer and we begin to beat until we get a very very thick dough that we will then dilute with oil.
  2. Once we add the oil (about 40 grams) we will create our sesame or tahini paste ready for us to prepare homemade hummus with it.
  3. Many times we complicate our lives looking for things in the supermarket (and spending huge amounts of money) for things that are within our reach and that can go much better.

I hope you try this recipe and tell me how about it. To enjoy!

Tips for a yummy tahini

  • You only need 3 ingredients to make tahini, but 2 of them are optional, oil and salt could be optional. In fact many times I do not use salt, because when I make other recipes they already take it to part. It works well in both ways.
  • The oil in the cream is to help crush the seeds, it also helps to preserve our tahina more and better, so in the cold it can last up to 6-8 months in the fridge. It will stay solid, but to add it to your recipe, almost better, since it is easier to manipulate. You can also use a quarter of sesame oil if you have it, just a little, because it is very strong. It will give you more flavor power.
  • Tahini is a good substitute for oil in many recipes, in fact I’ve used it a lot to make oil-free recipes on the blog.

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