Hi friends! We are taking a quick break from our collection of pumpkin recipes to bring you homemade tehina today.
You know when you get home from work, you are really hungry and you want something healthy to snack on before you start making dinner or while you are making dinner? Tehina is it!
We are in this situation every night of the week. Starving at the end of the day, wanting to hang out, spend some time together chatting before we start cooking (and blogging!) and wanting something healthy to munch on while we share all of the details of our day.
Tehina is a key ingredient in hummus : one of our weeknight staples. We love eating it with carrot sticks or on delicious baguette. It is tasty paired with a glass of red wine, cashew nuts and end-of-the-workday conversation.
We’re not exactly sure why, but up until now, although we love making homemade hummus, we always bought the tehina to go in it. One day Hugo had the idea to make the tehina and we have never looked back.
Homemade tehina is a revelation – it has so much more flavor than the storebought version and brightens up your hummus in a way that storebought tehina just can’t. Not surprising. Isn’t it always like that when you finally make something that you have always bought?! Homemade is always better.
Our homemade tehina has a strong flavor but we think it is also delicious on its own. Try it and let us know what you think in the comments!
All you need to make it, is a handmixer or food processor, 100g of sesame seeds (we buy our organic sesame seeds at Naturalia in the 9th close to our home but you can also find them online here) and 50g of sunflower oil (this is the one we use). Combine the sesame seeds and the sunflower oil using your handmixer or food processor for 2 minutes and that’s the recipe! This homemade tehina is so simple to make you will be asking yourself why you ever bought the storebought variation as well.
Some fun health facts about sesame seeds :
1/ They are full of vitamins : manganese, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, tryptophan, zinc and fiber!
2/ They’re delicious.
3/ You can add them to almost anything. Sprinkle over salads, soups, fish dishes for an instant health and taste boost.
Your tehina will be creamy, rich and almost nutty flavored. It will also be the solution to your hangry state at the end of the work day.
Happy Friday everyone!
PS. We will be at the International Chocolate Salon this weekend – Le Salon International du Chocolat! We are so excited to meet pastry chefs, sample chocolate and share it all with you! Follow us on Instagram if you’re not already and make sure that you check out our Instagram stories tomorrow to see all of the chocolate fun!
- 100g grilled sesame seeds
- 50g sunflower oil
- Mix for 2 minutes using a hand mixer or food processor.
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