Making your own tahini at home is not only easy, it’s cost effective!
Buy hulled white sesame seeds in bulk at the store, and grind them yourself at home in a food processor in a matter of minutes.
The result is creamy, fresh tahini that’s a fraction of the cost of store-bought, and is ready to add to your favorite hummus, salad dressings, falafel, and more!
How To Make Tahini
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C), and arrange sesame seeds on a bare baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown (being careful not to burn).
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Then add to a food processor and blend until smooth, adding avocado or olive oil to encourage blending. The amount of oil you need will depend on the freshness of your sesame seeds and the power of your food processor.
Scoop into a jar or sealed container and store in the refrigerator up to 3-4 weeks.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with lesser amount of olive oil.
*Recipe makes ~1 cup tahini.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 16 one-Tbsp servings)
- Calories: 126
- Fat: 12.3g
- Saturated fat: 1.8g
- Sodium: 8.8mg
- Potassium: 69.39mg
- Carbohydrates: 2.2g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Sugar: 0.1g
- Protein: 3.8g
Below are some recipes which use Tahini:
Tahini Stuffed Dates // Tahini Chocolate Soft Serve // Mustard Green Cherry Salad with Nut Cheese & Tahini Dressing // White Bean Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing // Kumquat Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing // Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Dressing // Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl // Sweet Potato & Avocado Green Salad //