- Created on 11 February 2013
- Written by Archana
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Tahini is a sauce made from sesame seeds and olive oil and used very commonly in the middle eastern cooking. It is the main ingredient used in hummus and bana ganoush. It is very similar to peanut butter and extremely simple and quick to make.
4 cups sesame seeds
3/4 cup of olive oil
Preheat oven to 180 C. Place the sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast it in the preheated oven for about 7 to 10 minutes, stirring the seeds frequently to they get evenly toasted. Do not allow to turn brown. Keep the color light golden. Remove from the oven and allow the sesame seeds to cool completely.
Pour sesame seeds into mini food processor and powder it very well. Once completely powdered blend it along with the 1/2 cup of olive oil. Blend for about 5 to 10 minutes until the mixture is thick and saucy. Add the remaining olive oil and blend to combine completely.
You can store the tahini in a air tight glass jar for about 3 months in the refrigerator.