1. Toast the sesame seeds in a large pan on medium heat, until they are a light golden brown. Stir constantly, and keep an eye on them as they can burn quickly. Once toasted, remove from heat and let cool. The sesame seeds continue to 'cook' even when taken off the stove, so careful not to over toast them.
2. Transfer the toasted seeds to a food processor* (ideally 600W or more) and blend for 5 - 7 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed**. The key to making the tahini smooth and runny is to give it time, so keep blending! You'll see a progression in the consistency from thick to thinner, and eventually, the tahini will be super creamy and runny.
3. Transfer to a container and enjoy!
* Using a blender for this is not advised, as there is not enough liquid. A food processor is better suited for a dryer mixture, such as this. If your food processor isn't so powerful, it should still be possible to whip this together, but your tahini will likely be a bit more grainy.
** The mixture will go from crumbly to smooth over this time. During this time, you may even notice the mixture form into a sticky ball hitting the sides of the food processor, and this is normal. If you continue for another few minutes you'll see it turn into a smooth and creamy spread. The longer you can blend it, the smoother it'll get. If your food processor isn't very powerful, you may need to blend it for an extra 5 minutes to achieve the desired consistency or consider adding a bit of vegetable oil or coconut oil to help the process along. If you notice the mixture heat up too much, let it rest to cool slightly so as to not damage your food processor.
Store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to one month.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (14g)|
|Recipe Makes: 32 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 60 (78%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 6.7g||9 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.9g||5 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.9g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1.5mg||0 %|
|Potassium 63.2mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 3.2g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.6g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 1.6g|
|Protein 2.4g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 77
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