Tahini Paste Recipe

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October 8, 2011 — By Tammy Kimbler

Ingredients:

1lb organic sesame seeds (next time I’m trying the black ones!)
course grey sea salt
extra virgin olive oil
toasted sesame oil

Instructions:

This recipe is very free-form and can be adjusted to taste as you go. I made mine very “toasty” in flavor. Start by gently toasting your sesame seeds in a dry pan. They burn easily so when you smell them, they’re done. Pour the seeds in a food processor along with 1 tsp of salt to start. I like the mineral qualities of course grey sea salt. Turn the processor on high, then slowly add olive oil. I added about 3/4 of a cup for a very thick paste. If you like it thinner, add more oil. I processed my paste for a good 10 minutes. Check for seasoning. At the end I added 1 tbs toasted sesame oil. Store in the refrigerator. I also like to use mine on toast with salt and honey. Try it, it’s addictive!

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