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Homemade Tahini

With this recipe, you can make tahini paste at home! I will show you two ways to make homemade tahini paste which you can use as a basic ingredient for many recipes.
Course Sauce & Condiments
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword homemade tahini, how to make tahini, tahini paste
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 jar (~ ½ cup)
Calories 1107kcal
Author Aline Cueni


  • 1 cup (150g) sesame seeds hulled or unhulled
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil mild olive oil, canola oil


  • Roast the sesame seeds for about 5 minutes in a pan over medium heat. They should only be lightly golden, not brown. Make sure to stand by as sesame seeds can burn very quickly.
  • Transfer to a bowl and let them cool down for about 30 minutes. Place in your fridge or outside in winter to speed it up.
  • Blend in your food processor on high speed for one minute. Add two tablespoon of neutral oil and blend for another minute until you have a smooth tahini paste. Transfer in a glass jar and store in your fridge for up to at least one month.


  • Every food processor is different and some work better than others. If your tahini doesn't turn out smooth, you can add more oil and blend again.
  • Don't use less than 1 cup sesame seeds in a food processor. Otherwise, he has trouble to blend, and you need to scratch down the seeds a thousand times.


Calories: 1107kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 102g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 17g | Calcium: 1463mg | Iron: 21.8mg