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Tahini?

Postby PuzzledPerson » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:20 am

So, I bought some tahini because I was going to put it on some falafels, but when I tried it out on some barley, it tasted terrible. It was extremely bitter, and had a super thick texture, unlike the thinner and tastier tahini I had on a falafel at a restaurant before. Any suggestions on how to make the tahini a bit more bareable? I'd hate for it to go to waste.
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Re: Tahini?

Postby israel » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:05 am

tried lemon juice ?
maybe add grounded parsley

and if your using full tahini 100% it has a different taste then the one in the resturants
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Re: Tahini?

Postby israel » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:07 am

Oh i read what you wrote again - you buyed an allready made tahini ? cause usually you buy a concentrated tahini and then you mix it with water and some lemon juice - so you can try to add water slowly and mix it while adding the water
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Re: Tahini?

Postby ffuu » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:48 am

Here's instructions on making good tahini dressing:
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Re: Tahini?

Postby Hiking Fox » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:34 am

Light tahini (never buy dark tahini from health food shops) is mixed with water and lemon juice to make sauce for falafels; it isn't used on its own.

I often add some apple juice and soy sauce to it.
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Re: Tahini?

Postby Darcy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:20 pm

Why never buy dark tahini? I have often wondered what the difference is!
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Re: Tahini?

Postby hardcore iv » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:31 pm

I love unhulled (dark) tahini. I use it to make tomato and tahini toasties (jaffles), hommus and dip celery and carrots into it. Might be an acquired taste but is way healthier. 1 tbsp has about 160mg of calcium, the hulled (light) has about 10mg.
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Re: Tahini?

Postby vege » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:05 pm

For me the best tahini sauce ever is from Aveline Kushi's macrobiotic cookbook:

Mix well 3 parts of tahini with 1 part of miso paste, and then add slowly some lukewarm water. You can make it like mayonnaise or thinner. I never had a guest who disliked this sauce, almost everyone adores it :D
It is good over cooked vegetables, grains, sandwiches (instead of mayonnaise, maybe with a drop of lemon juice, too)
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Re: Tahini?

Postby vege » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:09 pm

oh, and I lamost forgot:

Vegan "Nutella":

rice or barley malt, or agave, or.... mix it with tahini, very little water and unsweetened cocoa powder... yummy! and if you add some ground baked hazelnuts, it's heaven :) or, you can add some crude wheat germs (full of protein)
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Re: Tahini?

Postby PuzzledPerson » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:07 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm definately gonna try some of them. Now I just feel silly thinking I could use the stuff straight from the jar
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Re: Tahini?

Postby etherspin » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:16 am

PuzzledPerson wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm definately gonna try some of them. Now I just feel silly thinking I could use the stuff straight from the jar

you can! swirl it with plum sauce if you want the best pizza sauce you'll ever find or spread on toast with berry jam on top. win.
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Re: Tahini?

Postby pinto » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:37 am

I love tahini and beetroot sandwiches!!
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Re: Tahini?

Postby Fallen_Horse » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:37 pm

Good lord people are creative!
Lovin' it!
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Re: Tahini?

Postby Herbsman » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:32 pm

Grr. I hate when people make assertations on what to do or what not to do, without giving a reason.
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Re: Tahini?

Postby israel » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:10 pm

what do you mean by reasons?
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