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Oct 14, 2011 05:55 AM

making hummos with roasted sesame tahini?

This tahini is dark tan and not light beige. Would it still be good in Hummos? It seems different from the pale tahini I usually cook with. Thanks.

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  1. There's a tahnini made with unhulled sesame seeds. That's actually the kind my family always buys. It will be fine in hummus.

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    1. re: Muchlove

      Thank you! It was reminding me of chinese sesame paste and I was worried that the flavors wouldn't work but I'm about to make it.

    2. It is traditional to use unroasted pale tahini in hummus. However, nothing will happen if you use roasted (like Joyva brand), you will just be able to taste a stronger sesame flavor. I happen to like this flavor and sometimes add a dash of Korean or Chinese sesame oil (made with roasted seeds) to amplify the flavor of the hummus with it since I usually have regular unroasted seed tahini at home.

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      1. re: luckyfatima

        Luckyfaitma, the point I would make is that sometimes the darker tahini is not roasted at all, it is just made from unhulled seeds.

      2. It's excellent. I use it exclusively. I don't know if it's unhulled or toasted, but you can actually taste it in the hummus.