Hope your food processor is handy—homemade tahini is on the horizon! It’s no mystery why trendy tahini is making its long overdue debut in the foodie world. A creamy spread made from sesame seeds, tahini is rich in calcium and iron, low in sodium and cholesterol, and just one tablespoon supplies three grams of protein.
Makes about 2 cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On baking sheet, evenly spread sesame seeds.
- Toast seeds in oven for about 10 minutes, stirring a couple times to ensure the edges do not over-brown. Let cool for at least 20 minutes.
- Once cooled, pour sesame seeds into food processor and pulse. Pour in olive oil and process for 1-2 minutes, until creamy. Store tahini in refrigerator for about a week.
What’s next? How about our Tahini-Banana Blondies with Caramel Icing?