I love hummus. All the kinds. Even the beet hummus that my friend who can’t eat chickpeas buys. For a while, I made hummus at home, but then I had kids became Cheepieaustin and realized tahini was spendy!
Today I have solved that problem. Just look at this!
That’s not even a pint jar, it’s a pint and a HALF.
All that time I knew tahini was just ground sesame seeds, I just needed to connect in my brain that I owned a contraption that would do the grinding. When I googled ‘homemade tahini’ this link showed me just what to do.
Given I spent just over $3 on sesame seeds, and a small container of tahini would cost substantially more, I’m pretty happy. There is the added cost of the oil used to create the tahini paste. I used about 1/4-1/3 cup vegetable oil, which would cost 25c or less.
The link above goes into detail but the take away is:
- Buy hulled sesame seeds.
- Put them in food processor.
- Add oil slowly until a paste forms.
- Process until smooth.
I’m going to use this in salad dressings, dipping sauces for meat and vegetables, and lots of hummus.
Let me know if you have other tahini ideas!