homemade tahini (sesame paste)

Gail Herbest


So much better then store bought tahini, and much cheaper!
It has a rustic texture but blends well into your hummus.

★★★★★ 2 votes
approx 1 cup
15 Min


1 c
roasted sesame seeds
1/4 ** c
olive oil, ** may need to add an extra tablespoon or 2 for the right consistancy


1In blender combine, sesame seeds and olive oil.
puree until fairly smooth. If it appears to dry add a Tablespoon of olive oil.scraping sides as needed.
2place into a clean jar and refrigerate until needed
3This is not as smooth as store bought tahini, but is so much better and cheaper. The consistency of this reminds me of "organic peanut butter"
4This keeps well for weeks in a well sealed jar and in the refrigerator
5If you want to roast your own sesame seeds, simply place on a roasting pan and place in oven for about 10-15 minutes, at 350 degrees, watch carefully and stir frequently preventing them from becoming brown, you want a light golden color

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dips, Spreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy