Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Katy, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Is it possible to make hummus without tahini? I can't find it anywhere. I know it's a paste made from sesame seeds....could I make my own?
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Hummus is made with chick peas.
  3. bukbugack

    bukbugack Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2009
    L.I. New York
    Check out this website:

    -It's "The Hummus Blog". Everything you ever wanted to know about Hummus.
  4. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Sorry, I think I misread. You want to make the tahini.
  5. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Thanks all. This link looks much more doable than another link I had found. Guess I just didn't look far enough.
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    I have made some pretty *okay* hummus with chickpeas, parsley, garlic, lemon, S&P and sesame oil. But, yeah, tahini is prefered.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I had wondered about just using sesame oil. Thanks.
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Yes it is often made leaving out the tahini, a mistake in my opinion but often done. But hummus is forgiving and open to your own interpretations . . . My kids lovve it when I make it with kidney beans lol !
    I would never make mine without high grade olive oil but I think adding a tablespoon or so of sesame oil might help if you could not find tahini (It's often in the peanut butter section). You could easliy grind your own sesame seeds in a small mill grinder but it would take A LOT. I would try ordering online; look for someone who offers free shipping, and you get to skip paying sales tax if it comes from out of state.
  10. BedHead

    BedHead Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 17, 2009

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