Simple Zero Waste Tahini

Tahini is one of those pantry staples that elevates the flavor of whatever you add it to- hummus, marinades, cookies, protein bites, cookies, the list goes on! I also think that store bought tahini can differ in flavor so much from brand to brand that I like to make my own instead! With just two low-waste ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard, you can make a big batch of simple zero waste tahini for yourself to store in the fridge! 

This particular batch of tahini is going to be used in part for my roasted purple cauliflower hummus to add that wonderful nutty flavor and a bit of thickness, but I am super excited to play around with the rest for upcoming recipes! If you have an idea you’d love for me to try out, tell me over on Instagram!

Simple Zero Waste Tahini Ingredients

2 Cups Sesame Seeds

1.5 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Simple Zero Waste Tahini Instructions

1. Toast tahini seeds on medium to medium low heat in a skillet (I’m using cast iron) on the stove for about 5-6 minutes or until seeds are just lighter than golden brown. Remember to stir constantly so your seeds don’t burn or get too brown!

2. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature (you don’t want to heat up your olive oil!)

3. In a high speed blender or food processor blend until the seeds make a thick paste. I use a spatula (or if you blender has a tamper that works too!) to help make sure that all of the seeds are incorporated.

4. Add in olive oil and continue to blend 1-2 minutes or until creamy!

This tahini will last in the refrigerator for about a month- but I don’t use tahini that often so I save it by freezing it in silicone ice cube trays! Once frozen pop out the cubes and pop them into something air tight and you can defrost at your leisure!

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