Tahini paste is one of those pantry basics that I’m always out of when I need it, like when I want to whip up hummus or eggplant dip or Chinese sesame noodles. Tahini is just ground sesame seeds and salt, right? How hard could making sesame paste be? It was time to make this condiment for myself.
My homemade tahini is rich and nutty with a slight bitter undertone. The course texture from the sesame hulls gives the tahini paste a rustic flare. Best of all, it only takes about 15 minutes to make. And it’s dynamite spread on toast with a bit of sea salt and honey. [Get the recipe!]