Sesame Seed Pate


1-12 oz bag organic sesame seeds (Shiloh Farms)
1 cup of lemon juice (5 Meyers Lemons) (or with regular lemon, you may want to add ½ cup of lemon juice and ½ cup of water)
1 tsp celtic salt or salt of your choice

Place the sesame seeds in the Dry Blender top of the Vita Mix.  Vita Mix comes with two blender tops - one for wet ingredients and one for dry ingredients.  Start on low taking it up quickly and flipping the switch to high.
Watch as it pulverizes the seeds and starts to clump.  Turn off the Vita Mix and scrap into a bowl.  

Add the salt to the lemon juice, then slowly pour into the bowl of blended sesame seeds and stir with a fork.  Mixture will be thin at first.  As you continue stirring the seeds will absorb the liquid and become spread like.  Half the amount of liquid will produce a stiff spread.  3/4 to 1 cup will produce a nice spread consistency.  This is fantastic on whatever you put it on.


    1. You may want to take some of this and add a small amount of the ginger/garlic base.   
    2. Blend ½ cup of lemon juice and ½ cup of water w/salt with 1 small garlic clove and a 2 to 3 inch piece of fresh ginger.  Before blending cut the fresh ginger into very small pieces.  It seems that the fiber in the ginger does not break up easily if you let it whole or in large chunks and creates a problem with the texture.  Cutting the ginger into small pieces before blending is a much better texture in the finished product.  If using the unhulled sesame seeds, they will absorb more liquid, so you may need to add more water for more of a spread texture.  If using the hulled sesame seeds, you will not need more than the 1 cup of liquid.  
    3. When the spread is finished, another option would be to add fresh chopped cilantro.

    Carol Brosius
    Carol Brosius