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Tahini Recipe

This tahini recipe is simple to make. You only need sesame seeds and olive oil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: homemade tahini, how to make tahini, tahini recipe
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Stef



  • 2 cups sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • Heat a heavy, wide-bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sesame seeds and toast lightly for about 2 minutes, shaking the pan so they toast evenly. I tend to just vigorously stir rather than toss. (Keep a careful eye on the sesame seeds as they go from toasted to burnt really quickly. As soon as they start to brown, they are done.)
  • Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.
  • Put the toasted sesame seeds in a food processor and drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Pulse for 3-5 minutes, or until it's as smooth as you can get it.
  • Add a little more olive oil if necessary.
  • Remove from food processor and store in the refrigerator.


Yields about 2 cups.
Tahini should be stored in the refrigerator if not used within a few days.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1.8mg