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May 2, 2014 01:39 PM

Hummus made with tahini sauce (instead of pure tahini)

Hi all,
I plan on making hummus (first attempt) and accidentally bought tahini sauce. Is this a big problem, other than messing with the consistency?

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  1. It depends on what else is in the tahini sauce - odd ingredients might lend an off taste to the hummus. Is there an ingredient list?

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    1. re: biondanonima

      Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately no ingredient list - got it from the market at 22nd and Irving in SF (can't remember the name). I may just give it a shot and see how it goes - I only got a half pint.

    2. If it's real tehini sauce (just tehina, lemon, salt, maybe garlic it should be fine) as you end up putting all that in hummus anyway

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      1. re: Siegal

        Thanks! I'll try and post back results after it's made.

        1. re: vespito

          Check online for hummas recipes using peanut butter instead of tahini.

              1. re: divadmas

                Uh, it has nothing to do with the Post.

                1. re: chefj

                  uh, it has to do with not having tahini?

                  you seem annoyed I am wasting your time. sorry about that. now have a good life.

                  1. re: divadmas

                    I just wanted to how it related to the post.
                    Your the one who sounded annoyed, Good.

      2. Just thought I should update the thread. So, I ended up getting tahini, but life got in the way and I still haven't made hummus yet. I will...if just to save money from buying hummus each week.

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        1. re: vespito

          Homemade is so much better. Especially if you cook your own Chickpeas.

          1. re: chefj

            It freezes well too so don't be afraid to make a bunch

          2. re: vespito

            It saves a ton of money! And if you have your beans ready it literally takes five minutes to make- you'll never buy it again.
            The tahini will be good for almost ever in the fridge.

            1. re: vespito

              Just FYI. I do a lot of middle eastern cooking and have dozens of recipes I tried and about half have you put in just the paste and add the lemon juice, water, etc separate and the other half have you prepare the sauce first and then add that to the hummus (or baba ganouj, etc). So either way it's fine. Personally I like to make the sauce separate first just bc it's easier to mix in the tehini as it's clumpy

              1. re: Siegal

                Thanks Siegal. I hope to make this weekend.