Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tahini (on the right) is sesame seed paste, used to make hummus (on the left), and it's available in all supermarkets. However, it can be as much as $6-8 for a 15 ounce jar! I decided to make my own, from organic sesame seeds and olive oil. 2 cups of sesame seeds cost $2.37, and a half of a cup of olive oil is between $1-3, depending on the quality of your olive oil. So, it could end up the same price, or you could save a few dollars a jar.
Take 2 cups of sesame seeds and toast for a few minutes, until fragrant, at 350 degrees.
Then, put on steel blade of the food processor, add 1/4 c of olive oil, and process for several minutes. If nothing is happening, add more oil! It takes a few minutes for it to start resembling tahini, so fear not!