Chef John's Tahini

Chef John's Tahini

Chef John

"The technique is very simple, and every ingredient is to taste. So please use the ingredient amounts as a guide, and then add more of whatever until you have it exactly how you want it."
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3 h 10 m servings 53 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Prep

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  1. Whisk tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until smooth and thick. Add warm water a splash at a time, whisking after each addition, until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 3 hours.


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A nice way to prepare tahini for hummus or, if you leave out about half the lemon juice, for a spread to use on sandwiches. The lemon is a bit overwhelming at this ratio and affects the taste as...

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