Tahini

Ingredients
  

Shopping list for Tahini Paste (optional)

  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil

Shopping list for Tahini Sauce

  • 1 cup tahini paste store-bought or see additional recipe below
  • 2-5 cloves garlic peeled and grated
  • 1/4-1/2 cup lime or lemon juice

Instructions
 

Tahini paste (Optional)

  • In a PAN, over medium heat, roast sesame seeds until they turn golden brown. Stir frequently and be careful, not to burn the seeds!
  • In a FOOD PROCESSOR, mix sesame seeds and 1/4 cup of oil into a paste.
  • Add slowly more oil if necessary, 1/2 tbsp at a time.
  • The ideal paste should be just liquidy enough that it doesn't stick to a spoon. Though, it doesn't have to be perfect.

Tahini sauce

  • In a BOWL, mix tahini paste with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Add garlic, salt and lime juice to taste.
  • Depending on how liquid your tahini paste is, you might need to add more water. The sauce should be liquid enough to pour it over the falafel, but not watery.