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Toasted Black Sesame Seed Hummus

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

Tahini is usually made with white sesame seeds, olive oil, and salt. You should definitely try black sesame seeds for a change, the result is absolutely amazing. But please be aware that black sesame has a stronger flavour than white sesame, so when working with it, you need to add some sweetness to cut through that strong flavour. I added 1 tbsp of maple syrup to cut that strong flavour and if you feel that you want to balance out the black sesame flavour even more, add some more maple syrup.


Black hummus, Toasted Black Sesame Seed Hummus



Black Sesame Tahini

  • 1 cup black sesame seeds

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 2 tbsp cold water

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or agave nectar)

Black Sesame Hummus


  • parsley and dill finely chopped

  • 4 green olives

  • 2 radishes (sliced)

  • 1 cucumber (sliced)

  • 2tbsp olive oil or sesame oil

  • mixed seeds (please see the picture attached for the final touch)



Black Sesame Tahini

  1. Toast black sesame seeds in a large pan for approximately 1-2 minutes over low heat. You will smell the toasted sesame aroma once they are done, add salt and pepper. Just be extra careful not to burn them. It is super important to let the sesame seeds to cool down for at least 10 minutes.

  2. Add sesame seeds to a high-powered food processor and pulse until you have an extra fine paste. Add in the olive oil, water, salt, pepper, maple syrup and pulse once again until you get a smooth texture.

Black Sesame Hummus

  1. Drain the chickpeas and add them to a medium sized pot.

  2. Add a few cups of water (2-3) and bring the water to a boil. Boil the chickpeas for at least 30 minutes or until the skin starts to fall off from the chickpeas.

  3. While the chickpeas are cooking, add garlic, lemon juice, and salt to a high-powered food processor. Let it sit on the side for 10 minutes to marinate. Add the black sesame tahini, cold water, olive oil in the food processor and pulse until the mixture is smooth.

  4. The chickpeas should be done by now, drain the water remove any excess skin and add them to the food processor. Mix everything until you get a smooth hummus.

Notes: If your hummus is not the smooth texture you want, add more olive oil/sesame oil or water to get it to the texture you desire.



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