I have a completely new to me product to tell you about today. Tahini. When the folks over at Sesame King approached me to write a review I immediately said yes. I probably should have looked up Tahini first, but I saw flavors like garlic and Cajun and well, I adore garlic and yum on the Cajun! So I said YES!
After I received my order from Sesame King I had to look up recipes to make and well, basically learn about Sesame Paste!! Here is what I’ve learned.
Tahini is a sesame paste made from hulled and roasted sesame seeds. Our High Quality Tahini paste is made of 100% pure ground sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are sifted, cleaned, roasted and ground to perfection in our premises using new state of the art machinery. Our manufacturing process meets and exceeds all FDA standards. Currently we are the only Tahini manufacturer to pasteurize our product. Our precise Computer Controlled Pasteurization Process (CCPP) ensures a clean and great tasting Tahini paste!
I also learned that Sesame King is the leading brand of 100% pure, ground Tahini pastes, made from the finest sesame seeds. Each Sesame King Tahini is all-natural, with a subtle, delightful aroma, rich with texture and delicious taste.
We mechanically hull our sesame seeds, meaning no chemicals are used during our production process.
Tahini is the staple of Middle Eastern cooking, the tasty foundation of hummus, baba ghannoush, halvah, and dozens of delicious sauces and dressings.
I love hummus!! So I set out to make a batch of hummus from the recipe on Sesame King.
3 cups of chickpeas cooked to tender or canned, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp. fresh crushed garlic
1 cup Sesame King Tahini Paste
½ cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. cold water
1 tsp. salt
Puree the chickpeas and garlic in a food blender, add the Tahini, lemon juice, cold water and salt. Puree another minute or two until the mixture becomes very smooth. Add more water (just a few drops at a time) as needed for desired thickness.
Serve with chips, pita bread or fresh veggies! Delicious!! I promise its way better than store-bought and so EASY!!! I had NO idea Hummus was so easy to make.
Tahini is an excellent source of protein and improves Stamina and Endurance to all muscles. Click Here for More Health Benefits
Another reason that I love to blog!! I learn something new all the time and I try new foods too!!!! I found Tahini at Whole Foods.