I have a particular love in all kind of spreads, tahini and nut butters, homemade nutella, etc. Perhaps because, in my mind, they are linked with breakfast and for me breakfast is probably the nicest of the 3 meals of the day. I really enjoy it. Fortunately, now, I have the time to do this. It does not mean, of course, that spreads should be excluded from the other meals of the day or snacks, or the evening cravings … 😉 Anyway, homemade tahini, is really something! Particularly if it is combined with matcha tea, then it becomes a nutritious “bomb”!
This is the first time I tried to make homemade tahini. I was very curious about the result. Especially when I thought to combine it with matcha tea, I could not wait to try it. Besides, I often drink Matcha Ninja as tea, why not extend my choices? 😉
The procedure I followed is not much different from that of a nut butter. I soaked sesame seeds overnight and then blend it in the food processor, with some sesame oil and water. And tea of course! Here I have to make clear to you that its texture has nothing to do with the smooth texture of the store-bought one. The result is a bit more rustic, and it is also shown in the pictures. It does not bother me at all.
Important detail: I made tahini with whole wheat sesame seeds. But I think this is not for everyone. If you have tried such a tahini you will know the difference. The flavor is more “heavy”, more earthy, with a light (to moderate) bitterness. If you are not kin of these flavors, do not choose whole wheat sesame seeds.
Raw Homemade Matcha Tahini
Raw Homemade Tahini with Matcha Tea, for a nutritious breakfast, or, snack
- 2 cups 270gr. sesame seeds, whole wheat, or, regular
- 4 tablespoons sesame oil
- ¼ heaped teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup lukewarm water (approx.)
- 3 tbsp Matcha Ninja
- honey, or, maple syrup (optional)
Soak sesame seeds in plenty of water overnight. In the morning strain and let drain.
Transfer sesame seeds into the bowl of a large food processor and blend. Add sesame oil, salt and Matcha Ninja.
With the motor running, add water in a slow, steady flow, and blend, adding as much water as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
Add some honey or maple syrup, if desired.
Transfer matcha tahini into jars and store in the fridge.
Tip --> Do not fill the jar up. Just like the store-bough, it will take out his oil and it will overflow.
Raw Homemade Matcha Tahini
Calories: 85 kcal, Fat: 8 g., Carbohydrates: 3g of which Dietary Fibers: 1.5g. and Sugars: 3g, Protein: 3g., Sodium: 0mg,
- Matcha tea is great for boosting your immune system and filling your energy. At the same time, it is rich in antioxidants.
Sesame is rich in ‘good’ fat, vitamins and minerals.
Dietitian – Nutritionist, Harokopio Yniversity, specialized in clinical nutrition and Life Coaching
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Matcha Ninja. All opinions expressed are my own.