In a small skillet, lightly toast the sesame seeds over medium low heat. You want to be careful not to burn them. If you're using black sesame seeds, it can be hard to tell when they're toasted, so keep an eye on it. It should take about 5 minutes. Stir as needed.
In a strong blender or food processor, add the sesame seeds, sesame oil and salt.
Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary.
Use in sauces, dressings or even hummus, or wherever you like to use tahini!
Look for some delicious recipes to come using black tahini. You can also substitute white sesame seeds for the black variety. And as always, this recipe is gluten-free and vegan!
xo Julie & Kittee
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