Making your own tahini at home is not only easy, it’s cost effective and super delicious!
This recipe requires just 2 ingredients, 20 minutes, and a food processor to prepare! Let’s do it!
What is Tahini?
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is commonly used in Mediterranean dishes, but the possibilities are endless (keep reading for recipe ideas)!
It can be made from either raw or toasted sesame seeds- our preferred method being toasted.
How to Make Tahini
It starts with buying hulled white sesame seeds. We recommend buying them from grocery store bulk bins. We prefer hulled over unhulled seeds because they have a less bitter taste.
Grind the seeds in a food processor until they become a smooth and creamy paste. You’ll want a good food processor for this recipe! A high-speed blender might also work, but we haven’t tried it and cannot guarantee results.
Or if store-bought is more your style, check out our store-bought tahini review!
We hope you LOVE this recipe! It’s:
& Super delicious!
Ways to Use It
Tahini is one of the most commonly used ingredients in our pantry. We’ve used it in nearly 50 recipes on our site so far! We enjoy it in sauces, dips, dressings, desserts, on veggies, and pretty much anywhere you might use nut butter.
Here are some more of our favorite recipes to get you started:
Quick Ginger Garlic Miso Dressing // Tahini Stuffed Dates // Mustard Green Cherry Salad with Nut Cheese & Tahini Dressing // Kumquat Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing // Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl // Sweet Potato & Avocado Green Salad // 3-Ingredient Tahini Sauce for Everything // Super Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Dressing //
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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