Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste
by Tarla Dalal
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This homemade authentic Tahini Paste is so easy to make. A very flavourful and aromatic paste of sesame seeds and olive oil seasoned with salt, the Tahini Paste is a valuable addition to several Lebanese dishes.
Tahini paste is used primarily in making Hummus in Middle Eastern cooking. It can also be used in dips, spreads and other dishes. You will find that the use of oil-rich sesame seeds gives this paste a very unique taste that is both creamy and nutty.
This Tahini Paste is less expensive than commercial bought Tahini Paste and much healthier ingredients used. Zero preservatives and sugar in it. So have homemade Tahini Paste at hand always when you want to make your hummus.
Enjoy how to make Tahini Paste recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
- To make tahini paste, heat a broad non-stick pan, add the sesame seeds and dry roast on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Cool completely, and blend in a mixer till almost smooth.
- Add the olive oil and little salt blend till smooth paste.
- Use the tahini paste as required or store it in an air-tight container.
Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste recipe with step by step photos
Recipe notes on Tahini Paste (Lebanese Tahini Paste).
Depending upon the type of sesame seeds, you will get a darker or lighter tahini paste. Hulled white sesame seeds make less bitter, creamier, whiter tahini while the unhulled sesame seed gives a light brown tahini paste.
The thickness of the tahini paste will widely depend upon the amount of olive oil used.
The amount of olive oil used will depend upon the quality of sesame seeds and the power of your food processor or blender.
What Tahini Paste is used for?
Probably, the most popular way to use tahini is to make hummus, but it is also used to make other Lebanese dips like the baba ganoush.
You can also use tahini paste as a salad dressing, dip or spread. It tastes delicious with crudités (like carrot or cucumber ) or spread onto a slice of toasted bread. You can even make a tahini dip and spread it on rolls and make delightful recipes like the Spinach Tahini Wraps.
To begin making the tahini paste, clean the sesame seeds and remove any stone or debris.
For making the Lebanese tahini paste at home, firstly take a small broad non-stick pan & add the sesame seeds.
Dry roast on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till fragrant. Alternatively, you can place the sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast it in the preheated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes. Toasting the sesame seeds gives the tahini a nuttier flavor.
Don’t forget to stir the seeds frequently so they get evenly toasted. Do not allow the sesame seeds to turn brown. They should be light golden in colour after roasting.
Remove from the flame, transfer to a plate and keep aside to cool completely.
Transfer the sesame seeds to a mixer jar.
Blend till it is almost smooth.
Add the olive oil.
Add little salt.
Blend it in a mixer till you get a smooth Tahini paste.
Use the tahini paste as required or store it in an air-tight container.
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