Toasted sesame seeds

Sesame Tahini

I found this easy homemade recipe on Pop Sugar and I use it in sweet potato hummus recipe.

Sesame Tahini
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A 2 ingredient recipe (or 3 with salt)
Serves: 10 ounces
  • 1 Cup (approx) brown sesame seeds
  • ¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more if needed
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Spread sesame seeds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 6 minutes.
  3. Mix and re-spread sesame seeds, and return to oven for 6 to 8 minutes more, or until sesame seeds are fragrant and golden brown.
  4. Immediately transfer toasted seeds to a separate bowl to prevent carryover cooking.
  5. Add sesame seeds to the bowl of a food processor and grind for 1 minute, or until seeds have broken down. While processor is on, drizzle in olive oil, and continue to grind for 1 or 2 minutes more, or until a smooth paste forms. If mixture is too dry, then add more olive oil, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  6. Season to taste. Transfer tahini to a mason jar, and store in the fridge for up to one month.
Store in the fridge for up to 1 month
Reduce to ½ Cup sesame seeds with ⅛ cup extra virgin olive oil for a smaller 5 oz portion

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