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Homemade Tahini paste recipe

Easy Homemade Tahini Recipe

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup (approx.) 1x
  • Category: Dips
  • Cuisine: Greek


Discover how to make your own tahini paste with this super simple, two step homemade tahini recipe! Reap all the health rewards of this amazing superfood and save quite a bit of money too!


  • 2 1/2 cups sesame seeds
  • 1/4 of a cup vegetable oil


  1. To make this homemade tahini recipe you can either use the sesame seeds raw or roasted. Roasting the sesame seeds will make them easier to grind and your tahini will have better texture. But if you have a really good food processor use them raw as tahini made from raw sesame is lower in fat than tahini made from roasted.
  2. If you choose to make this tahini recipe with roasted sesame seeds preheat the oven to 190-200C. Place the sesame seeds on a large baking tray and roast them for about 5 minutes, until fragrant and glossy. Sesame seeds can burn very quickly, so make sure to shake them frequently and be careful not to brown them.
  3. Place the sesame seeds in a food processor (fitted with the metal blade) and pour in the vegetable oil. Process for about 5 minutes until you have a smooth tahini paste. (Pulse for about 1 minute, scrape them from the sides, pulse again and repeat). Add a little bit more oil if necessary, to bring the paste to a thick pouring consistency.
  4. Tahini paste can be stored for several months in an air tight container in the refrigerator.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 158kcal
  • Sugar: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 2.5mg
  • Fat: 14.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Homemade Tahini Paste recipe, Greek Tahini sauce