Tea-Infused Tahini

Tahini is a key ingredient in both baba ganoush and hummus, but the store-bought kind can be quite pricey. Making it at home is inexpensive and easy, plus it can also be used in dressings, pasta sauce, or as a burger topping. ~ Alan

Tea-infused Tahini

Tea-Infused Tahini

Tea-Infused Tahini

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword A Walk in the Woods, EVOO, olive oil, sesame seeds
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alan & Marlys Arnold - Adventures with Tea


  • 1 cup Sesame seeds
  • 5-7 Tbls A Walk in the Woods brewed tea
  • 5-7 Tbls Olive oil extra virgin
  • Salt


  1. Toast seeds in a dry skillet, stirring over medium heat until golden brown (about 5 minutes). Pour seeds onto a plate to cool, at least 10-15 minutes.

  2. Place cooled seeds in a food processor and grind for 2-3 minutes until it forms a coarse paste. Slowly add oil and tea a tablespoon at a time and continue blending. (May need to remove lid and scrape the sides.) Keep mixing until desired consistency is achieved, then add salt to taste.

  3. Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

Recipe Notes

When adding the oil and A Walk in the Woods brewed tea, it may take a little more. Add as needed until you're happy with the end result.  While it is traditionally a thin sauce, I like it as more of a paste. ~ Alan

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