Hello beautiful. Do you love eating tahini as much as I do?
Salad dressings, dips, in a wrap, on some toast with honey; sweet or savory I will find a way to add tahini to it!
Here’s a super casual recipe you can use to make as much tahini as you’d like!
- Sesame seeds
- Oil (I use either olive oil or sesame oil but you can use whatever you want!)
- Baking tray
- Preheat oven to 180oC
- Pour your sesame seed onto a baking tray and spread with the back of a spoon to form an even layer. The amount you use is entirely dependent on how much you want to make! Keep in mind that once transformed into a paste the volume will reduce by about half. So 1 cup of sesame seeds will make about half a cup of tahini..
- Roast your sesame seeds for approx. 15-20 minutes or until they are a beautiful golden colour. Give the seeds a quick turn once or twice throughout so that all the seeds roast evenly.
- Remove the seeds from the oven and pour into a blender. If you are making a large quantity (i.e. 2 or more cups of seeds) then you may need to blend the seeds in two batches. Unless you have a super powerful pro blender then a large quantity of a thick paste will leave your blender struggling.
- Blend the seeds on medium until they form a fine crumble.
- Next, slowly start adding oil to the blender, bit by bit, whilst increasing the blender speed to high.
- The amount of oil that you use will depend on the texture that you are after. To achieve the consistency of store-bought tahini, you will need to add about 1/8 cup of oil for every 1 cup of sesame seeds. I personally like my tahini as a thicker consistency than the store brought stuff. This means that I don’t need to use as much oil but I still have the same amazing taste. And if I need a creamier tahini for a particular recipe, then I can simply stir in some extra oil to a portioned amount rather than the whole batch.
- Once you’ve reached your desired consistency then spoon into a jar and voila! Store your tahini in the cupboard (no need for a fridge) ready to use whenever.
Let me know how you go with your tahini making adventures! Do you have any super awesome dishes you like to add tahini to? I would love to hear about them.