- Prep: 12 hr
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total: 12 hr 5 min
- Serving: Makes about 1/2 cup
Gomasio is a sesame salt that is made from toasting a mixture of sesame seeds and sea salt together after it has been ground. Enjoy it sprinkled over grain-based dishes for added flavor and depth.
- 1/2 cup black or brown sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Place the sesame seeds in a fine mesh sieve and rinse well with cool water. Transfer the seeds to a bowl and cover with fresh water. Soak the seeds overnight.
- Drain the sesame seeds and place in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook the seeds until fragrant and popping and then transfer to a mortar and pestle along with the sea salt. Crush the mixture well to combine and then store in a tightly-capped jar in a cool, dark area until ready to use.