View Full Version : Sesame seeds || has anyone made Tahini?
02-13-2007, 09:38 PM
I have a huge bag of sesame seeds that I bought...like 25 pounds of it and I have never made Tahini before.
Is it easy? Does anyone know or has anyone made it before?
What works best for equipment?
I never buy tahini anymore, I simply grind the seeds in my K-Tec blender (like a vitamix) and use the ground seeds instead of tahini. The ground seeds will become a sticky paste the more you grind them. I have also used a coffee grinder for smaller amounts.
02-13-2007, 11:34 PM
Oh, excellent! I always just bought Tahini, but now that I have so many seeds I want to make my own. I look forward to making it.
02-14-2007, 05:13 AM
I was making raw ravioli last night and ground the nuts in the food processor too long and they got really sticky. I realized that I made a really savory nut butter! so I'm going to try the same thing with sesame seeds-WAY cheaper than buying it in a jar, and it's really hard to find raw tahini around here...I am so excited 'cause I LOVE tahini... :rolleyes:
02-14-2007, 07:39 AM
I am so in love with freshly made tahini. . . i never buy it anymore either! I simply put a handful of unhulled sesame seeds (the unhulled kind have 30% more calcium than the hulled ones) with a generous pinch of celtic sea salt in a coffee grinder and in two seconds it's perfect. . . i mix a bit of water in with it until desired consistency and savor. I mix it with zucchini and spices for hummus. . . or nutmeg and raw honey for a sweet spread (perfect on apple or banana slices) . I also read in the Jubb's book, Lifefood, that eating sesame seeds with more starchy food like bananas or tuberous vegetables (carrots, turnips, yams) makes them more digestable and negates some of the starch. Good to know. Now i'm hungry for freshly made tahini!!!
02-14-2007, 09:08 AM
I made a thread about it :)
02-14-2007, 10:50 AM
I make mine in less than 5 minutes with Omega juicer. It's so fast and easy. I've tried it w/Vitamix blender & Cuisinart food processor, but it is so much more easier and enjoyable w/the juicer.
02-14-2007, 11:01 AM
That's a lot of seeds! :)
I usually don't make tahini with mine, I grind mine as fine as I can in the mini prep, and use a small amount (1 tbsp usually) to season my fruity salad dressing.
02-14-2007, 11:22 AM
Wow you guys! That is awesome information! I think I may try the nut thing too because I would love to make my own nut butter, but for some reason I thought there was a specific machine for doing it.
Thanks again and hugs!
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