The Arabic word “tahini” means “to grind” as a verb (an action word). Sesame seeds are toasted and grinded up in food processor to make a tahini paste. Tahini is an essential ingredient in making hummus, falafel, and baba ganoush. It’s a popular condiment in middle-eastern cuisine, which it was originated, and in Asian dishes since most of sesame seeds are grown in there. Tahini started to become popular in western countries, and especially for vegans. Tahini comes in different variety and kind, and even color and taste. It has a distinctive taste compared to other nuts. Tahini has the tangy and nutty flavour despite its bitter taste. It’s always stored in air-tight containers in a grocery store and commonly found in “organic section” or “ethnic section”. Tahini is not just your ordinary condiment. What you see is more than what you get. It’s surprisingly a pleasant food for your taste buds. It makes all of your dishes better, richer, and creamier. And where can you a good tahini? Why not try the tahini at Trader Joe’s?
Tahini at Trader Joe’s
Trader’s Joe offers variety of tahini paste in their stores that you’ll surely love. There’s selling tahini sauce recipe that was already two (centuries) ago. This recipe of tahini was passed down in every generation of the cooks in the family. It’s not a complicated sauce like what you were thinking, it’s plain and easy to make but it offers you more of it. The nutty taste of sesame seeds, added with the tanginess of fresh lemon juice, with a kick of garlic taste makes every dish fabulous in your palate. It’s a sauce where you can dip your fresh fruits and veggies; drizzle your homemade pita and kebab; a good sauce for spreading in your grilled meat dishes; makes your pastry softer, nuttier, and flavourful; a dressing for your salads. Sky is your limit when talking about the use of tahini. And every corner in the globe, is loving this super food. In Trader’s Joe, tahini sauce are sold at $2.99 dollars in an 8 oz tub. You can find them inside the fridge cases.
Their tahini is made from ground, hulled sesame seeds. Actually there are a lot types tahini available you can buy in supermarkets and grocery stores. You can choose between hulled and unhulled tahini. Hulled are lighter in colour and it’s not covered with kernel, while unhulled is darker in colour compared to hulled because of the presence of its kernel shell. Next thing to choose from is between raw or roasted tahini. Roasted are heated up in a medium heat of skillet until it’s golden brown. Darker in colour, fragrant, and bitter type of tahini. The raw tahini is completely the total opposite of roasted. Sesame seeds directly toss in a food processor to create a tahini paste. It didn’t undergo any process.
Tahini sauce in Trader’s Joe is made from Greece using an organic and high-quality sesame seeds, which is grounded using a stone mill. This means that no added ingredient was added. Not even oil. Just simply sesame seeds, no more no less.
Whatever tahini paste you choose, or how much it costs makes every meal a tasty and memorable one. Enjoy your healthy and scrumptious tahini dish!