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Chef John's Tahini

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"The technique is very simple, and every ingredient is to taste. So please use the ingredient amounts as a guide, and then add more of whatever until you have it exactly how you want it."
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3 h 10 m servings 53
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 cup)


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  1. Whisk tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until smooth and thick. Add warm water a splash at a time, whisking after each addition, until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 53 calories; 4.8 2 1.3 0 18 Full nutrition

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A nice way to prepare tahini for hummus or, if you leave out about half the lemon juice, for a spread to use on sandwiches. The lemon is a bit overwhelming at this ratio and affects the taste as...

I love this recipe. When I am making any recipe and it calls for tahini, I use this version of the sauce, it is my favorite so far.

So easy and turned out very well. Goes well with buttered chicken and beef marsala.

Made this to go with my cauliflower steaks. Flavor is spot on using exact ratios provided....however, I don't know what I'm doing wrong with consistency. First time I made it, it was too runny, ...