Questions tagged [tahini]

Sesame seed paste, used in many Middle Eastern recipes.

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Yogurt + tahini = paste?

I had dip made with Target store brand plain nonfat Greek yogurt, minced garlic, powdered ginger, lemongrass paste, salt, and nothing else; the dip was soft and creamy. I added some Sprouts store ...
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How to avoid/overcome seized tahini

I’m reading a recipe for hummus online: throw in chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon, cilantro, salt and jalapeño. Process to a paste. The. Add water while processor is running to smooth out mixture. ...
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Looking for advice on making halva w/ allulose - first attempt came out gummy and taffy-like w/ oil separation

I'm trying to create halva, and my first attempt ended up with something that wasn't crumbly like halva is supposed to be - instead, it ended up a hard, taffy-like confection that was tasted like ...
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Why did my halva crumble?

I followed this recipe (Hebrew; my loose translation below) for homemade halva, which is a candy based on tahini (ground sesame seeds). As you can see in the picture in the original recipe, the end ...
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Are there different styles of tahini?

I've recently started frequenting a Middle Eastern restaurant. They provide a sauce with their shawarma that they swear is tahini, but I've never tasted any like this. Most tahinis I've had are about ...
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Some tahini tastes very salty, other tahini does not. Why?

I have bought several jars of tahini from different companies lately. All labels say, that they contain 100% hulled sesame seeds with no preservatives or artifical flavours added. Some of the jars ...
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How long does tahini last past expiration date?

I have a jar of organic tahini which expired one year ago. It smells good and tastes ok. I don't know how it was stored, it was however always sealed (but already opened). Is it safe to eat in large ...
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Is there a substitute for tahini in hummus?

If I don't have tahini is there anything similar to use to make hummus?
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