Just like Target and Walmart, Publix Super Markets, Incorporated is also a big American supermarket and grocery chain, which of course they’re also providing their consumers the best products around the world. Like others, they also offer tahini pastes and butter and it’s quite pricey for its size compared to Walmart. So where do you find tahini at Publix?
Tahini is a Mediterranean food which originated in middle-east. Their cuisine is mostly composed of or made from sesame seed butter or also known as tahini paste. This paste is from toasted sesame seeds. It’s a major ingredient in baba ganoush, falafel, and of course hummus. You can use tahini paste as a dressing for either fruit or vegetable salad (you can also combine both), sauce for spreading on your grilled meat, a dip for you chips and fresh sliced veggies and fruits, can be an ingredient in making tahini ice cream or a vegan cake.
This condiment more than versatile than what you expect from eat. Tahini paste is made from these tiny sesame seeds but it’s called both a “super food” and “holy food”. It’s a super food because it’s abundant with vitamins and minerals. It has magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin E, vitamin Bs, lecithin, zinc, iron, antioxidants and high in calcium and protein. It provides and meets your body’s essential nutrients, everyday buy just consuming 1-2 tablespoon of your tahini paste. All of these (actually there’s more to it) essentials listed is carried by the sesame seed’s tiny body. It can treat and prevent heart disease, build strong bones and muscles, boost immune system and energy, lower blood sugar level, and makes your skin glow. This is another reason why in Persia, it’s a “holy food” for them.
In the ancient times, they use sesame seed oil to treat skin disease and other illness. Soldiers believed that because of high intake of sesame seeds makes them clever as before, and snappier than how they used to be.
Tahini at Publix
If you don’t have all the energy and confidence to make your own tahini at home and curious how it tastes, you can actually buy in big grocery stores near you. Tahini is available in Walmart, Amazon, Whole Foods Market, Publix, Trader Joe’s and Target, too. Mostly they can be found “produce” section in a grocery store. Some can be found in the “organic” or “ethnic” aisle. They are usually inside an air-tight jars or plastics. If it’s not there, you can check their fridge sets because some of the groceries keep them in there to expand shell life of tahini and avoid spoiling.
But if feel like being a chef for a day, try this home-made tahini recipe.
- 1 cup sesame seeds (unhulled or hulled seeds)
- ¼ cup of olive oil (or more, depends on the consistency you like)
- Heat the skillet in medium heat stove. (Preheat oven at 175 degree Celsius.)
- Put the sesame seeds in the skillet and keep stirring until golden brown and aromatic.
- Spread the sesame in a baking sheet in a non-stick tray. And stir it once or twice. Remove from oven once it turns brown and fragrant.
- Let it cool. Spread all over to quickly cool-off the roasted sesame seeds.
- Once cool, transfer it to the blender and add olive oil to. Blend until it is smooth paste. Use spoon to scrape and crash bulks in your tahini paste.
- Add olive oil if necessary. It depends on the consistency you like.
- Put inside a close-tight jar and refrigerate.
If you are too tired to cook your own tahini, you can buy tahini at Publix. It is where you can buy a good tahini. Go there, and buy the tahini that you’ll surely love.