How to Make Tahini at Home | Healthy Alternative Recipes to Nutella, Cheese, Salad Dressing & Dip

Refika’s Kitchen

After we published our hummus video and we realized that #tahini does not common all over the world as we believed. That’s why, this week I wanted to share the recipe to show how we make tahini at home and what other miracles can we make with it. So in this video not only #tahinirecipe but also healthy tahini and cocoa spread, salad dressing, hibeş and green tahini dip recipes are waiting to you. Enjoy the video 👌

Tahini Recipe
150 gr (5,3 oz, 1 cup) raw sesame seeds
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil

• Warm 150 gr raw sesame seeds in a large steel pan. Just warming every sesame seed will be enough for making tahini. Don’t roast them until all of it turns to brown. Using a steel pan is important as it has no coating, not releasing harmful gases at high temperatures. You can use a cast iron pan as well for browning.
• Add the sesame seeds in food processor while they are still hot.
• Pulse for about a minute and add 3 tablespoons of hazelnut oil. You can use grape seed oil or sunflower oil as well but prefer a seed oil then olive oil for this recipe.
• After working food processor for another 3 minutes your tahini will be ready to enjoy. First the texture is going to be sand-like. Don’t give up on that stage and continue. After enough patience your tahini is going to be creamy and dreamy.

Tahini & Molasses
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon molasses

• Mix 1 tablespoon of tahini and grape molasses in a bowl.

Tahini and Cocoa Spread
1 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoons honey
1 heaping teaspoon cacao

• Mix 1 tablespoon tahini, 2 tablespoons honey and 1 heaping teaspoon cacao. Your healthy cacao is ready. You can adjust the amounts to your taste.

Hibeş Recipe
1 cup of tahini
2 lemons’ juice
½ cup of water
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika

• Squeeze 2 lemons and mix it with 1 cup of tahini. Add 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon paprika.
• Puree 2 cloves of garlic and add to mixture. Hibeş is a great sauce for kebap or you can eat as a dip or mezze.
• For toppins you can sprinkle some paprika, cumin and fresh parsley leaves.

Tahini Salad Dressing
2 tablespoons tahini
1 lemon juice
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons yogurt

• Mix 2 tablespoons tahini, 1 lemon juice, 5 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons yogurt in a jar or glass.
• Add salt and pepper to your taste, your tahini dressing is ready to enjoy.

Green Tahini Recipe
1 batch of coriander
100 ml water( 3,4 fl oz, 2/5 cup)
2 cloves of garlic
70 gr tahini (4-5 tablespoons)
½- 1 teaspoon salt
½ lemon juice

• Add 1 batch of coriander, 100 ml of water and 2 cloves of garlic into food processor.
• Pulse until it becomes a puree, add 70 gr tahini, add salt to your taste and squeeze half lemon juice.
• Pulse again until mixture is blended well. Your green tahini will be great with köfte, or as a dip for chips. The other upside of this recipe is tahini is a great substitute for cheese if you are not eating diary or if you are a vegan.

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