Recipe For Tahini Paste

Tahini paste is a condiment widely used in many cuisines from Lebanon to Bulgaria. This Levantine ingredient can be served out of the jar as a dip or added to aubergines to make baba ghannoush. In Mediterranean dishes it may be added to yoghurt and seasoned with sumac to form a sauce.

Tahini Paste
Tahini Paste
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I mentioned that I felt showers are important in accommodation but they are not as vital as a decent bed. When not on holiday I sleep for about six and a half hours. On holiday that could extend to eight hours. That doesn’t include lying in bed reading which I do before I fall asleep. And having coffee in the morning while lazing in bed. With about a third of my day spent on a mattress it needs to be comfortable. And in the long run, splurging out on a bed that is firm is worth every cent. We tend to rebook where the sleep was best. To me, this also includes nice pillows and being warm in winter. Or cool in summer. Temperature can be vital to a good night’s sleep. Too hot and I’m restless, too cold and I shiver rather than sleep.

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Whereas I have spent a fair bit of money on getting decent beds, I object to splurging out on something I can make at home at half the cost. Tahnini paste is one of these. It is so easy to make and I will never again be without it for hummus. I chose to add sesame oil to mine but you can leave this out if you don’t want the sesame flavour to be overpowering. You could also add more oil if you prefer a runnier paste, but personally I like mine to be thick. Tahani paste is very versatile and I shall be sharing a recipe soon as to what else you can make using it.

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Tahini Paste
 
Tahini is an integral component of various dishes including hummus and halva
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Ingredients
  • 125g dehusked sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 5mls sesame oil
  • 15mls olive oil
Method
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender
  2. Blitz until smooth
  3. Store in a sterilized glass jar and use as needed

Dave and I have returned from our overseas trip. We are back at work today and I will start replying to comments as soon as I can. You can see what we got up to by taking a look at our holiday blog.

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29 thoughts on “Recipe For Tahini Paste

  1. Hi there Tandy.

    I can’t believe I’ve never thought of making my own Tahini, especially since I use it at such a rate. I love Middle Eastern food and use tahini in sweet and savoury dishes. I’m so excited to try your recipe out!

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    1. Please give me some feedback Di. I have been tinkering around with some sweet tahini based dishes.

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  2. Thanks so much Tandy – I need this home made tahini paste recipe in my repertoire as I have been caught out before! Beautifully clear photograph, your tahini comes alive. I am now heading over to your hummous recipe 😉

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    1. I hope you find it as easy as I did 🙂

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  3. I’ve been meaning to make my own Tahini forever. The price on the shelf is enough to inspire heart failure. I completely agree with you about showers and beds when it comes to accommodation xx

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    1. The price is prohibitive indeed!

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  4. Homemade tahini paste is just so good. I love using tahini in my recipes, and your version sounds good. Will try it next time I make tahini paste.

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    1. Would love to know what you think Anu 🙂

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  5. It’s never occurred to me to make my own – and I go through a lot of it as we all love it!

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    1. I could not believe how easy it was to make 🙂

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  6. I love Tahini but I don’t know why I have never made it! This has got me thinking… So ridiculously easy as well. Thanks Tandy!

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    1. That is exactly what I thought Jem 🙂

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  7. I love the idea of tahini paste because it’s multifunctional and I can use it for lots of different recipes! Great. And I think showers are overrated, give me a book bed over a shower, or even food everyday. I can without cleanliness or food, but not sleep. That’s my love language =)

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    1. Sleep is vital Laura 🙂

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  8. Have always wanted to make my own, thanks Tandy!

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    1. My pleasure Cheri 🙂

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  9. I have only just discovered how many different way there are to use tahini. I love it in a salas dressing.

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    1. I must try it for that 🙂

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  10. I have never made this and would love to!

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    1. Hope you give it a try Tammy 🙂

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  11. I’ve always just bought tahini-I want to make it now! Are the dehusked sesame seeds just regular ones? I know that is a silly question! :S

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    1. Not silly at all! They are not the regular ones, so good thing you asked 🙂

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  12. Hmm, never realised it was so easy!
    Have a great week Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy and you as well xox

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  13. That idea…never thought to make my own and we eat a LOT of hummus!

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    1. I had also never thought to make my own, and it is so simple!

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  14. So very simple, and so delicious!

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    1. thanks Liz 🙂

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