Homemade Tahini Recipe – quick and easy to make, this creamy tahini paste is made with just two ingredients in 10 minutes.

Homemade Tahini




– 1 cup 140 grams sesame seeds (hulled) – 1/4 cup vegetable oil — grape seed, avocado or sunflower oil is ok – Pinch of salt — optional, I don’t add it

4 people

10 mins

Step 1

Toast the sesame seeds in a pan on the stove top over low-medium heat. Stir frequently to prevent burning. They will change color a little and become fragrant. It takes between 7 and 10 minutes.

Step 2

Add the sesame seeds to a food processor (powerful blender) and process until crumby. It will take about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Next add the oil and process until smooth. Time will vary, depending on the amount you are making and the size of the blender/food processor.

Step 4

Scrape down the sides and bottom of the food processor. Process for 1-2 more minutes, if the paste does not appear smooth enough.

Step 5

Add salt (optional)

Step 6

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Step 7

 Stir well, before using.