Saturday, 16 July 2011

Make your own tahini

Tahini or sesame paste is made by grinding sesame seeds and can be used as a base for making hummus. You can make your own tahini using your own home grown sesame or shop bought seeds. Tahini also makes a healthy alternative to peanut butter.

You will the following ingredients: 4 cups of toasted sesame seeds and a quarter to half a cup of olive oil.

(1) Place the sesame seeds in a food processor
(2) Add a quarter of a cup of olive oil
(3) Process until smooth but a thick consistency, adding more oil if required
(4) Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 3 months

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