What actually is sesame puree?
Sesame paste, or tahini, is ground sesame seeds - what a surprise. The seeds are mixed until the oil they contain is released. The result is a nutty, creamy puree that you can use in a variety of ways - just like our delicious nut purees. But if you've ever gone shopping for tahini or sesame seeds, you've probably only found white tahini and white sesame seeds. But we have fallen in love with black tahini and black sesame seeds, which is why you can find both in handy stock packs in our store - and organic quality is on top at KoRo.
All about: Sesame
"It's not all black and white" is true in life, but not with sesame. It really only comes in two colors: black and white. Black sesame, however, is the original form. But the two varieties differ not only in color and origin, but also in taste. White sesame is rather mild in flavor, while black sesame is more intense and slightly nutty.
White sesame seeds are more commonly used in African and South American cuisine, for example in Moroccan tajine, baba ganoush or in Mexican mole, a chili sauce. Black sesame is more commonly found in the cuisine of the Arabian Peninsula and East Asian cuisine, e.g. on fluffy flatbread or as a sweet filling in Japanese mochis. You now know what you can do with sesame seeds, but what about sesame puree?
How to use: Organic black tahini.
Black tahini is ideal when you want to add a creamy texture and nutty flavor to dishes, but a natural sweetness like in nut mushes doesn't suit your dish. You can also use black tahini in salad dressings for a nutty note, or prepare a creamy dip for vegetable sticks. Black tahini is also great for marinating tofu cubes or seitan, as it adds a bold, spicy note to your dish. And although black tahini is not sweet, you can also use it in sweet dishes and bake with it or mix it into your smoothie.
You probably already knowwhite tahini and have it at home in 500 g KoRo jars. With it you can prepare the creamiest hummus yourself - of course you can also use black tahini for a visual highlight on your Insta feed and on your plate.
At the end of the day, of course, it's personal preference whether you prefer to use white or black sesame sauce. But KoRo's motto is: Why decide? But since black tahini is probably rather new to your kitchen cupboard, we want to share with you a super simple, but very sophisticated recipe for black tahini:
Black Tahini Ice Cream
- 170 g organic black tahini
- 2 cans of coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
- 1 small can of condensed milk or vegan alternative
How to make it:
- Mix the condensed milk with the black tahini.
- In another bowl, put the solid part of the coconut milk and beat it with a mixer until creamy.
- Next, gently fold the tahini/condensed milk mixture into the whipped coconut milk. Then pour both into a container of your choice and put it in the freezer.
- Now comes the hardest part: wait 4-6 hours. Then you can enjoy your black tahini ice cream on fresh, hot waffles or in a crispy ice cream cone - both are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!