Gomasio is a flavorful condiment made from toasted sesame seeds and coarse salt. It is as simple to make as it sounds – toast sesame seed and salt together in a heavy skillet (I always use my hefty cast-iron) and grind it up. The ratio of sesame seeds to salt can vary from 5 to 1 to 15 to 1, depending on your taste. I like eight parts sesame seeds to one part salt. Sprinkle gomasio over salads, popcorn, sweet potato fries, kale chips, corn on the cob, brown rice, pasta, or anywhere you would normally use salt. The delicate nutty flavor adds depth to just about any dish.
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8 TBL unhulled sesame seeds
1 TBL coarse sea salt
Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add sesame seeds and salt. Toast until sesame seeds begin to darken, but not so long that they begin to pop. 10-15 minutes should do the trick.
Allow mixture to cool for 5-10 minutes and then transfer to a food grinder or a mortar and pestle and grind to a coarse sand consistency. You don’t want to overdo it here; you want to maintain a slightly coarse texture.