Tahini is having a moment, which is funny considering how long tahini has been made and enjoyed throughout the Levant and across North Africa. There are different styles, some thick and creamy, some thin and drizzly, but it’s a simple food made from one ingredient: toasted, hulled sesame seeds.
For this tahini, the sesame seeds are grown in Texas and stone-ground until their consistency is smooth and spreadable. The stone-grinding keeps the seeds from heating up as they’re crushed, which prevents the delicate oils in the seeds from burning off. The result is a sweet, toasty, nutty, flavor wherever you use it. Try it in baked goods, dressings, and of course hummus.