We love using tahini in different recipes, and it’s so easy to make your own! Homemade tahini is not only easy, it’s also cheaper than store bought tahini. For this recipe you only need two ingredients and a powerful blender.
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds, and is a staple in the Middle Eastern cuisine mostly used in savory recipes. We all know how to use it in hummus, and the new trend is to use it for baking! With the rise of peanut allergies, this seed-based paste is growing in popularity.
Tahini is rich in vitamin E, B vitamins, and essential minerals. Great way to sneak some healthy nutrition into a host of meals too!
Toast the sesame seeds in a wide saucepan over a medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the seeds brown slightly and become more fragrant. Careful not to burn them, sesame seeds burn very easily.
Once the seeds have cooled, put them into your jug then add 1 tablespoon of oil and blend until a crumbly paste begins to form. Use the tamper through the lid, and move the seeds into the blades by pressing in the tamper into the corners of the jar. Try not to add the oil all at once, the power of the OmniBlend will extract the natural oil from the seeds. For a smooth and slightly runny tahini you only need 3 tablespoons of oil. Avocado oil is perfect as it doesn’t have an overpowering flavour.
Add oil to get desired consistency, and blend until smooth. It should be smooth and pourable. Store tahini in a jar and keep it in the fridge.
For this recipe we used the OmniBlend I - 2ltr Pro, and you could also use it with the 1.5ltr narrow base jug. Both these jugs have a narrow base, and are best suited for grinding dry ingredients, and making nut butters, pastes, hummus, and other spreads.