For years, i didn't know that tahini was anything more than something i needed to buy in order to make hummus, but it's actually a tasty little condiment on its own. Also known as tahina, you can buy it cheaply enough; i prefer to make my own mainly because i use such small quantities of it, that i've never bought any that hasn't gone bad by the second time i've needed it.
|1||cup||sesame seeds (white, unroasted)|
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Spread seeds thinly on a large pan.
- Toast for about 10 minutes, agitating them every couple of minutes. Don't let them brown.
- Let the seeds cool for 20 minutes.
- Put the seeds and oil into a food processor and blend for two minutes or more, until you get a smooth paste. Add up to 1 tbsp extra olive oil if needed to get the right consistency.
- Store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for up to three months.