I’ll be honest, my family has never really delved into the tahini world. I’m not sure why but we haven’t. However, I’m always on the look out for ways to get healthy calories into my kids and so one day, I decided to randomly buy sesame seeds. No sooner had I purchased the seeds that I quickly realized I needed to figure out how I was going to use all those sesame seeds! Thankfully, I found out that it’s incredibly easy to make your own tahini!
Tahini is really just sesame seed butter. I make homemade sunbutter all the time so tahini was an easy recipe to try out. There are just two ingredients to this simple recipe! Tahini is quite the versatile ingredient; you can use it in soups, dips, as a spread, and of course the favorite hummus.
1 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Lightly toast sesame seeds in a pan over medium heat. Watch carefully as sesame seeds burn quickly. (note: toasting is optional but it does improve the flavor)
Allow seeds to cool and then place seeds and olive oil into a food processor.
Turn food processor on and let it do its thing until you have a smooth and creamy tahini sauce.
Store in the refrigerator.