Recipe For Delicious Homemade Tahini
Tahini is a thick, rich paste with a very specific nutty flavor that is obtained by grinding sesame seeds. Find out how can you make it at home from scratch!
Servings Prep Time
1jar of tahini 25min
Servings Prep Time
1jar of tahini 25min
  1. Toast the sesame seeds on a dry skillet for about 5-6 minutes. Keep stirring frequently until they start to smell delicious and fragrant. Be careful to not burn them, otherwise, your tahini might be bitter. Let them cool down a bit.
  2. Add sesame seeds to your food processor and start pulsing until sesame becomes crumbly and starts turning into a paste. Then add some salt and oil and keep pulsing until you get a smooth and creamy paste. Depending on the strength of your food processor, this can last even 15-20 minutes. Do a few pauses in between the processing if needed.
  3. Store it in a clean glass jar and keep in your fridge.
Recipe Notes
  • In this recipe, a very important, almost crucial role plays the food processor you will use. Specifically, the stronger the food processor, the faster you’ll get tahini paste, which will have a nice consistency and texture. At this moment I’m using Electrolux food processor that is 5 years old and has a power of 700 W. It is not a particularly powerful food processor, but it has never failed me so far. If you have some stronger blender, like Vitamix, you can try to make tahini in it, but I can’t tell you how long it could take.
  • The tahini consistency I get with this ratio of oil and sesame seeds is very thick, with few seeds that can be left behind. Personally, I don’t mind that at all and I think it won’t affect the flavor of any dish but if you want a smoother texture you can increase the amount of oil. Just make sure that the oil you use is as neutral as possible so as not to significantly affect the taste of the tahini paste.