Sesame Tahini

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
No cooking involved
2 cups

This authentic homemade tahini paste is so quick and easy to make, is less expensive than store-bought, and tastes WAY better! Sesame seeds are known to be naturally high source of minerals and vitamins. This tahini recipe is a quick way to get the goodness of sesame seeds in the form of a creamy, textured paste. It can be used generously as a salad dressing or to prepare hummus.

Could be prepared in advance and refrigerated in an air-tight container.

  • Sesame seeds: 4 cups
  • Cold-pressed sesame oil: 3 tbsp
  • Rock salt: to taste
  • Lightly toast the sesame seeds over medium heat (taking care not to turn them brown)
  • Once cool, place the toasted sesame seeds in a blender or food processor and grind to form a crumbly paste.
  • Add sesame oil and bit of salt to taste. Process until combined smoothly.
  • Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Eating guide

  • Food group: Seeds
  • Seeds are natural source of fats and are easily broken down by the body. Consuming seeds provides valuable nutrients as well as make up for our body’s need for fats.
  • Great way to add sesame seeds to kids daily intake.

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