Tahini: Discover the sesame butter

Tahini: Discover Sesame Butter

Tahini is among the stars of Middle Eastern cuisine. This versatile product can be used in various ways in the kitchen, and although it is a surprisingly simple ingredient, it can add a great amount of flavour to your recipes. Want to know more? Read on to learn everything there is to know!

How is it made?

Put simply, it's a type of butter made from roasted sesame seeds, and you can easily make it yourself: all you need, in addition to sesame seeds, is olive oil, a pinch of salt and a blender or food processor. That's it! You can then make a sesame butter that perfectly fits your taste, with a texture that you'll love.

How does it tastes?

It gives meals a nice, subtle hazelnut taste that can even be described as earthy, with a bitterness that is reduced by roasting the sesame seeds before blending them. But be careful! Over-roasting your seeds could have the opposite effect and increase your butter's bitterness!

How can it be used?

Tahini is the main ingredient used to make hummus and baba ghannouj. It is also used to make traditional delicacies such as halva What's more, it's a great base to make creamy dressings or sauces, or to replace peanut and other nut butters in recipes if you're allergic! If you want a unique way to cook it, try it in this spiced fish recipe, you'll love it!