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Old 06-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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ISO Hummus without tahini

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for making hummus without tahini?
I often have all the ingredients for hummus, but can't get tahini.
Are there any alternatives that taste good?

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Old 06-10-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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Hi, Liz. Welcome to DC.

Tahini is sesame paste. It's a staple in Asian markets. Perhaps you can find some there.

Peanut butter is used as a substitute in some recipes. I don't know if it would work in hummus.
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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I've made it with peanut butter using Alton Browns recipe. I'm not as enthusiastic as most of these reviewers but it was pretty good.
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:28 PM   #4
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Here is another vote for peanut butter. It will certainly not be the same as hummus, but it will be good nonetheless.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:36 PM   #5
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We live in the toolies and can get tahini at our groceries.

If there is an afterlife I hope they have peanut butter noodles on the menu, or at least have provisions for delivery.

I adore peanut butter but believe there is no alternative to tahini in hummus.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:53 PM   #6
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auntdot, if you're making your peanut butter noodles with sesame paste instead of peanut butter, you'll have to change the name...
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:26 PM   #7
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lancas, great question. I cannot find tahini around here either. I've thought about trying to find some online...
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:31 PM   #8
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see if your market has sesame oil in the international asian section. if so, cut some into peanut butter. try to use a natural peanut butter also.
for future use, order some on line. anything can be gotten on line.
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:31 PM   #9
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thanks for all the replies
I'll certainly have to give pbutter a try.

My question was prompted because I will be living on a sailboat in the tropics. (over 80 most of the time, and no air).I made the assumption that tahini would not keep well under these circumstances.
Maybe that's wrong, and it will keep well in the heat, in which case, I should probably be ok.
Another consideration on a boat, though, is that storage space is at a big premium, so if I can have a product do more than one job, it gets the space. As far as I know, there is not much else to do with tahini, is there?

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Old 06-10-2007, 06:44 PM   #10
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cold sesame noodles use tahini (peanut butter was a substitution)
several salad dressings can be made with tahini.
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