2 ingredients. That’s all you need. Estoy en amor con esta receta! (I’m taking Spanish in summer school so I couldn’t resist adding that tidbit.) This is really great to use for hummus or as a dip. And it’s super duper smooth and lip smacking delicious.
So I didn’t get the chance to post this during the weekend because I went to a friend’s Quinceanera. A Quinceanera is a celebration marking a girl’s fifteen birthday in Hispanic tradition. It was awesome. There were pink and white decorations everywhere and even metallic gold balloons with the numbers 1 and 5! We ate a lot of good food and danced until the stars came out. It was a pretty cool experience.
Okay, so for the tahini, I started browning the white sesame seeds and it wasn’t long before the sesame aroma wafted throughout the house, which meant that everyone came of course, in the kitchen and asked me what I was making.
Did you know that sesame seeds are proven to reduce blood pressure? And its various minerals and vitamins are linked to a reduction of risk of cancer. And last but not least, it also reduces signs of premature aging and strengthens muscle tissues and hair! Like why wouldn’t you want to eat this deliciously nutty flavoured seed?
Easy Homemade Tahini
A perfectly easy recipe for tahini which can be used in hummus, as a spread/dip and many other delicious nutty foods.
1 cup white sesame seeds
3 tbsp. olive oil or sesame oil
- In a stove top pan over medium heat, roast the sesame seeds, no oil needed, for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently until slightly brown and a nutty aroma can be smelled. Let it cool down for a few minutes.
- In a high powered food processor (I use my 9-cup Cuisinart one) or a very powerful blender, blend the sesame seeds until it becomes a very dry paste, around 3 minutes. Then add the oil and blend until smooth. For a more liquid mixture, add a few more tablespoons of oil to get the right consistency. Use right away or store in a container in the fridge for several months.