Tahini is basically a seed butter. Tahini is made by toasting sesame seeds and grinding them to a smooth seed butter consistency. The nutty taste of tahini comes from toasting the sesame seeds.
You can make tahini on your own using oven for toasting the seeds and your food processor for grinding them into a paste or you can buy the ready product.
When buying tahini look on the ingredient list to make sure you buy the natural and clean tahini. Only sesame seeds should be on the ingredient list. Avoid buying tahini with any additional oil added.
Tahini is most famous for being a crucial ingredient of hummus but it can be used in many more delicious ways. Add tahini to smoothies, on your toast, to salad dressings, drizzle tahini over roasted vegetables, pancakes or crepes.
Store tahini in a dry cool place. Oil seperation is natural so just stir in the oil and enjoy!