To make the perfect hummus, you need the best Tahini you can get. In my opinion, the best Tahini is made from 100% sesame seeds. Both the flavour and the texture are better when you don’t add any other ingredients. As long as you have a food processor, it is incredibly easy to make Tahini! Are you looking for ways to use your homemade Tahini? Check out my article [Different and Delightful ways to use Nut Butter] and have a look at my recipes that list Tahini as an ingredient!
If you have any dietary restrictions, always check the labels on the products you are using to make this recipe with. They will tell you if, for instance, your ingredient might contain traces of nuts, your products are made with dairy or if there is a chance the ingredients have come into contact with gluten-containing food or equipment.
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Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Food Processor
- Food Processor
- Small Jar
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Put the seeds in the food processor for 10 minutes to 20 minutes. How long exactly, will depend on your food processor and how smooth you want your Tahini to become.
- If you like, you can add a tablespoon of sesame oil to the seeds but the Tahini will taste best when it is one solely made with sesame seeds.
- Once smooth, use your Tahini or store it in a jar.
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your Tahini in an airtight container in your refrigerator if you are not using all of it right away.
- Shelf Life: The Tahini will stay good for several weeks if stored correctly.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
Nutritional Information per Portion
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
If you want to read more about healthy food choices, check out my article [Healthy Food Choices]. Truthful Food also has a continuously growing article category solely focusing on specific ingredients and nutrients for everyone who wants to take a closer look at what you can find in your food.
*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.