Tahini (Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free)
Tahini is a simple paste made from crushed sesame seeds. It is versatile and high in calcium, with 2 tablespoons offering 130mg of calcium.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 4 cups
- 5 cups sesame seeds
- 1½ cups peanut oil
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Toast sesame seeds on a baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes. Frequently turn the seeds with a spatula and do not allow to brown. They should be golden.
Cool for 20 minutes.
Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil. Blend for 2 minutes.
Process until it is very smooth. The goal is a thick, yet pourable texture. Add more oil and blend until desired consistency. Serve with pitas.