I wasn’t sure what to do when my jar of tahini ran out. I was sure I wouldn’t be able to make tahini, and I didn’t want to buy that expensive as hell ingredient made from dirt cheap sesame seeds, nor did I want yet another glass jar.

As it turns out, tahini is quite easy to make. I knew it would be simple, but wasn’t sure if my ninja chopper could handle it. It certainly cannot make nut butters, but other jobs are a dream.

So I lightly roasted some sesame seeds and gave them a whirl in my chopper with a bit of added olive oil. Turns out, my puny chopper can handle this job! There are still visible whole sesame seeds, but it doesn’t bother me at all. The overall effect tastes and feels right. I think sesame seeds are small enough to blend easily and the olive oil helps with the smooth consistency.

To make hummus:

Cooked chickpeas: 1 – 2 cups

Garlic cloves: 1 – 3

Salt: a pinch to a teaspoon

Olive oil: 2 – 3 Tablespoons

Paprika: 1/2 – 1 teaspoon

Cumin: 1/2 – 1 teaspoon

Lemon Juice: 1/2 – 1 lemon

Water: as needed for consistency

Blend all together in appliance of choice for a few minutes, scraping sides as needed and adding water as needed.


Peace and love,


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