Tahini is a delicious middle eastern paste made from ground toasted sesame seeds that can be used as a dish, garnish, breakfast, and dessert item. In Greece, Tahini is usually spread onto bread and then topped with honey or a jam. I am a huge fan of Tahini as it is nutritionally dense and can be used in a multitude of different cuisines. This sesame paste is high in calcium, protein, omega-3, omega-6, and fiber.
Durban poison lends a delicious sweet citrus lemony taste with hints of anise and minuscule hints of pine. It is literally as if this strain was made perfectly for the middle eastern flavors of this dish. When you combine this savory paste with honey, your mouth will literally take a tour through middle eastern cuisine. Enjoy with a nice big cup of chai or dark roast coffee for the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Mise en place:
5 cups toasted sesame seeds
1 1/2 cup Durban Poison olive oil infused with 12 grams
Add the sesame seeds to a food processor and blend for 30 seconds until the seeds break apart. Add 1/4 olive oil and blend again. Keep blending the mixture while slowly adding the rest of the olive oil until you achieve a smooth consistency. Spread onto two slices of your choice of bread and drizzle with local honey. Store the rest in a refrigerator in a tightly sealed container. Enjoy!