Christmas Recipes…Tahini Paste and Hummus recipes.


It’s getting closer it will soon be Christmas and it looks like the Uk may have a white Christmas they have had a bit of snow and in some areas a good few inches…Snow looks so lovely when it is fresh and untrodden..Don’t you think???

My Recipe today is for hummus. and homemade Tahini paste… I had always bought my hummus it has only been since I have lived here and not being able to buy hummus that I investigated how to make it…The other factor was the extortionate cost of Tahini paste. To say I was amazed at how easy and quick it is to make is an understatement…this picture has the date and was my very first batch…I think I  need to update my photo next time I make it…

Tahini Paste

How to make your very own Tahini paste/ is so quick and easy and the cost of a packet of sesame seeds is virtually pennies against the cost of a store-bought jar of tahini and no nasties….

Let’s Cook! 

Into the kitchen, a quick toasting of the Sesame Seeds( 1 cup), then into the mini blender, 2/3 tbsp Olive oil, add the oil gradually and a few quick whizzes, scrape down the sides, another splash of Olive oil and another scrape, a  bit more oil and a quick whizz until you get your desired consistency and viola your  Tahini Paste is made.

How easy is that?

Next step…Hummus


Combine 3tbsp Tahini Paste with 2tbsp fresh Lemon Juice and blitz in food processor.

Add 2tbsp Olive Oil,1 clove Garlic, half tsp ground Cumin and a half to one tsp salt and blitz.

Add half of drained, rinsed can of chickpeas and again blitz 1-2 mins. Add the other half of Chick Peas and blitz again 1-2 mins.

Put in a suitable container or serving bowl drizzle with tbsp Olive Oil and sprinkle with  Paprika.

Voila, it’s now ready to eat with Sliced pitta bread or cut up vegetables of your choice.

This will keep up to 1 week in the fridge.

That’s it for today…I am going to take a break now as it has gone midnight here and I am still typing away…

Until tomorrow…Nite Nite xx


17 thoughts on “Christmas Recipes…Tahini Paste and Hummus recipes.

  1. Pingback: CarolCooks2…Friday Food Review… Pine Nuts… | Retired? No one told me!

  2. Pingback: CarolCooks2…in my kitchen….What has changed and why…2021… | Retired? No one told me!

  3. Pingback: Healthy Eating …Snacking is it good for you ? | Retired? No one told me!

  4. Pingback: This week in my kitchen…Beets( week 2) and Kombucha… | Retired? No one told me!

  5. Pingback: No more Diets…Healthy Eating … | Retired? No one told me!

  6. Pingback: No more Diets…Healthy Eating … | Retired? No one told me!

  7. Pingback: 26 Week Letter Photo Challenge “T” | Retired? No one told me!

  8. Doctor Jonathan

    When I was a kid I used to eat falafel. Tahini is a must when eating this middle eastern delight.
    Hummus on the other hand is the chosen dip for raw vegetables in my house. Two great items to include in the festivities soon to arrive!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carol Post author

      So quick and easy Merrild and Sesame seeds really cheap here we also grow our own but cheaper than buying from the store it is imported to here so Tahini is expensive to buy

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Jennifer Nowicki

    Love hummus and tahini. Great recipes. Never made tahini before, but knew it was easy to do. 🙂

    Where I live it is unusually for their not to be snow on the ground for Christmas. I think it has only happened 2 or 3 times. Snow makes it feel like Christmas to me.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carol Post author

      Yes it does and Christmas doesn’t have that same feel here but I have got used to it now at least I don’t get stressed anymore and run about doing loads of shopping I don’t really need. Tahini is doddle to make literally less than 10 minutes.

      Liked by 2 people

Comments are closed.