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Old 06-10-2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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I can't get tahini paste here either. I've intended to order some on line, but wondered if I'd use it that much.
I've saved the recipe, including notes from reviewers that suggested going light on the peanut butter and adding hot sauce, and Robo's suggestion to add a little sesame oil.
I'm definately going to give it a try. When we have friends come over, I like to have ingredients on hand to make snack, and hummus will be a nice change.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:45 PM   #12
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I can't get tahini paste here either. I've intended to order some on line, but wondered if I'd use it that much.
I've saved the recipe, including notes from reviewers that suggested going light on the peanut butter and adding hot sauce, and Robo's suggestion to add a little sesame oil.
I'm definately going to give it a try. When we have friends come over, I like to have ingredients on hand to make snack, and hummus will be a nice change.
Same here! I can not locally get tahini and I saved the recipe and the various comments. I will be trying it with peanut butter
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:57 PM   #13
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You can make your own tahini by putting sesame seeds in a high powered blender like the Vitamix.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:33 PM   #14
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You can make your own tahini by putting sesame seeds in a high powered blender like the Vitamix.
What else, Green Lady? Sesame seeds and.....?
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #15
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Nothing else. Just the seeds.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:46 PM   #16
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thanks, gb! that sounds almost too easy. guess I don't care that I can't find tahini around here - i'll just make my own!
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:51 PM   #17
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Toast the seeds first and if you need to then use a little olive oil to get it going.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:51 PM   #18
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sometimes, when i cant get my hands on tahini, ill just make it a little extra thick, and add a few drops of sesame oil for the sesame taste. Its not perfect, but good in a pinch.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:17 PM   #19
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My dh loves this recipe, and he's Middle Eastern. I got it from an old friend in the US, so it's not a recipe I got from the in-laws and lit's ess than authenic. Still, it's very good. You might try it if you don't want to mess with griding the sesame paste yourself.

15 oz. can garbanzo beans
8 scallions, chopped coarsely, white parts only
1/4c. fresh lemon juice
1/4c. extra virgin olive oil
1 t. cumin
1 t. coriander
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
6 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely

Whiz it all in a blender, adding small amount of olive oil if it needs to be thinned. If you are not a garlic lover, you'd definitely want to lessen the garlic... it's very garlicky.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:28 AM   #20
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You can make your own tahini by putting sesame seeds in a high powered blender like the Vitamix.
Do you use hulled seeds?
What if you don't have a vitamix? Just an ordinary blender?
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