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Tahini Hazelnut Almond Spread

Recipe posted on: 11 January 2010

Organic Tahini Hazelnut Almond Spread

Recipe information

Serves:1.5 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 155 (per serve)
Carbs: 5.1 grams
Protein: 4.6 grams
Fat: 14.2 grams

The tahini, hazelnut, almond spread can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.


  • 125g blanched hazelnuts
  • 125g blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon (or lime) juice


  1. Place hazelnuts and almonds on an oven tray.

  2. Roast the nuts at 200°C for about 5-10 minutes or until they are slightly golden brown.

  3. Add the hazelnuts, almonds, tahini, lemon juice and about 1/2 cup of water to a food processor until a smooth paste is formed.

  4. Season the spread with some salt to taste.

Blanched nuts - means that the skin has been removed by adding the nuts the boiling hot water for 5 seconds and then immediately removing them from the hot water, so that it makes the skin easy to remove. The nuts then need to be squeezed with absorbent paper to remove any excess water before being roasted.

Organic ingredients should be used, as they tend to have more flavour, more nutrients and less of the nasty chemical residues.

Nutrition Information Amount % Daily
Calories 155 7.8%
Calories from fat 127 21.1%
Total fat 14.2 g 22.0%
Saturated fat 1.2 g 6.0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0%
Carbohydrate 5.1 g 2.0%
Dietary fibre 2.7 g 11.0%
Sugars 0.9 g 0%
Protein 4.6 g 7.7%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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