Homemade condiments like from-scratch mayonnaise or mustard make sandwiches extra-special, but I have to admit I'd never thought of making my own tahini sauce — until I saw how easy it is to dress up your falafel with a quick batch of DIY tahini, via the folks at Food52.Making homemade tahini is as simple as whizzing together sesame seeds, vegetable oil and a little salt in a small food processor or blender. Hulled seeds result in a creamier sauce, while unhulled seeds produce a darker, coarser paste with a rich, nutty flavor. Either way, the homemade version won't be as silky-smooth as its commercially-made cousin, but for a special addition to sandwiches, salad dressings or hummus, this 10-minute condiment is worth a try.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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