Whisking a bowl of homemade Maple Tahini Dressing for adding to kale salad
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How To Make Tahini

Easy, 2 ingredient DIY tahini! Perfect for adding to hummus, dressings, and more!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 16 (1-Tbsp servings)
Category: Sauce
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 3 months
Does it keep? 3-4 Weeks (or longer)


  • 2 cups hulled white sesame seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp avocado or olive oil


  1. 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).
  2. 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.

  3. Scoop into a jar or sealed container and store in the refrigerator up to 3-4 weeks.
  4. Add tahini to your favorite hummus, salad dressings (pictured above), dips, sauces, falafel, and more!


*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)