Spice Hacks: Best Tahini Substitute?

Tahini is an incredibly flavorful  Middle Eastern condiment. It is added to hummus, often used as a marinade for raw foods, or simply on its own to complement savory recipes. It is a creamy light paste made of sesame seeds and carries a rich earthy and nutty flavor. 

Tahini Substitutes

 

Sesame Oil

If you are solely after the earthy nutty flavor, sesame oil is the perfect substitute. Although it has a more concentrated flavor than Tahini, sesame oil can easily season and elevate the flavor profile of any dish.
 
Sunflower Seed Butter
 

Sunflower seed butter is a popular alternative for peanut butter however can also be your best option for a tahini substitute. It has the same nutty flavor and can be thinned out to tahini consistency with a couple of tablespoons of oil. Sunflower seed butter has a milder taste.

Make Your Own

Tahini consists of three simple ingredients: sesame seeds, oil, and salt. It is best to use hulled sesame seeds to make sure your final product has a smooth and creamy consistency. Simply add a cup of hulled sesame seeds into a blender and whiz till almost powdered. Slowly incorporate any neutral-flavored oil into powder and blend till completely combined. Add salt and sesame oil to taste.

 

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