Tahini paste, often used in Middle Eastern cooking, is made of ground sesame seeds – using about 5 cups of sesame seeds ground to a paste in 1 1/2 cups olive oil.
Tahini sauce is used to flavour soups and stews. Browse recipes using tahini here or try this quick recipe:
Combine 1/2 cup of tahini paste, 3 large fresh garlic cloves, 1 t olive oil, a pinch of fresh parsley, salt and pepper and process, blend or crush until smooth.
Add equal parts of water, apple cider vinegar and fresh squeezed lemon juice slowly to the mix as you combine the ingredients.
Use as much liquid as you like for taste and texture.
If you prefer a creamier tahini sauce, add a tbsp. or two of either buttermilk or natural yogurt.