Best Homemade Tahini
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5 from 7 votes

Homemade Tahini

Making homemade tahini is easy and only takes minutes. This sesame seed paste is high in vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. You only need 2 ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: Arabic
Keyword: Homemade Tahini Recipe
Servings: 8 tbsp (½ Cup/120ml)
Calories: 169
Author: Julia



  • In a food processor/blender, process the seeds until they look like crumbs. Add olive oil and process until creamy.
  • This may take from 5-10 minutes. During this time, I recommend turning the machine several times and scraping the paste from sides so that everything blends evenly.
  • When ready, pour into a jar and seal. Store in the fridge.


  1. If you can’t buy toasted sesame seeds, you can dry-toast them yourself in a pan (stir regularly). Allow them to cool down before processing.
  2. Extra virgin olive oil can be substituted with cooking olive oil, sesame oil or peanut oil.
  3. The prep time may vary. This will depend on how powerful your blender/processor is.
  4. When using a large food processor/blender I recommend doubling the recipe.
  5. For more information and tips, I recommend having a look at the whole post.
  6. Tahini can last several months when stored properly.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tahini
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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