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

How to Make homemade tahini (sesame paste)


  • 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

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About homemade tahini (sesame paste)

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