Tahini paste isn't meant to be eaten raw. It has a toasted, bitter flavor. Instead, use it to make a sauce, dressing, or-better yet-hummus, and you'll have an amazing recipe.
Sometimes, if a jar of tahini paste sits for a long period of time, a layer of oil forms on the top. This is just the oil separating from the rest of the particles and rising to the top. The tahini is still good. Just shake the jar or stir it before using.
So glad you liked the recipe! I hope your hummus turned out just as good :-)
This was so easy to make. The only thing I did differently was I tasted the Sesame Seeds in a pan on the stove over medium heat. I cooked them for 5-8 minutes moving them around constantly so they wouldn't burn. Like I said easy to make and a lot cheaper then buying from the store.
I can't wait to make my Hummas tomorrow. Thank you Dede!!