How To Make Tahini
Quick and easy tahini recipe made with sesame seeds, olive oil, cumin powder, salt and pepper.
adjust for consistency
Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat and add the garlic to it.
When the garlic starts to brown, add the hulled (*see notes) sesame seeds
Toast the seeds for about 3 minutes or until slightly browned. Stir constantly
Remove from the heat and let them cool for a few minutes
In a processor, add the garlic and sesame seeds
Grind them for about 1 minute
Add the oil in 2 batches. Grind after each batch
Add the cumin powder, salt and pepper (if using)
Grind again until well blended
Add lime juice and grind one last time
If using, add water now (** See note)
Refrigerate and store in an air tight container
* Use oil for the consistency. To keep the seeds coarse, add half of the oil.
** I added water just to make it more of a Sauce consistency.
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