Tahini is a delicious and nutritious paste made from sesame seeds. It’s expensive to buy, but very easy and cheap to make yourself. Hummus made with home made tahini has a nutty flavour. It can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 large clove garlic
3 tbsp olive or other vegetable oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
Place a small pan on an element turned to medium and add the sesame seeds.
Turn the temperature to low, and toast the seeds until they are a pale golden colour, shaking the pan every so often to make sure they cook evenly.
Tip the toasted seeds into a food processor and process with a metal blade until a paste is formed.
It takes a few minutes for all the seeds to be ground up.
Add the rest of the ingredients with the motor running and process until smooth.
This recipe makes half a cup of tahini.