I have always loved making hummus for my family (which usually includes tahini). When I discovered my son was allergic to soy (which is in most all store-bought tahini), I decided to make my own and it turned out even better than any other store-bought brand! Made as described this recipe is Paleo-diet friendly, soy free, dairy free, gluten free, and grain free. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Spread sesame seeds onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until seeds are fragrant, stirring every few minutes, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Transfer toasted seeds to a blender and add olive oil. Blend until completely smooth, adding additional oil if needed. Refrigerate in a sealed container.

Nutrition Facts

130.2 calories; 2.6 g protein; 3.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2014
Toasted the seeds in a dry saute pan on the stove top because it's easier for me to watch their browning that way. Considering the price of tahini at the store, I thought it was fair to make it instead (Buying the seeds in bulk or in bags from the health food store is much more cost effective than buying the little jars from the spice section!) Not only that, it probably took me as long to make this as it does to stir the store-bought container when the oil has separated, lol! I feel it needed a pinch of salt to brighten the sesame flavor. I made just enough tahini for making a garbanzo can's worth of hummus (quartered this recipe). Look forward to making that tomorrow! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2015
I could not get them to blend I kept add olive oil very little at a time and still nothing.. How long to you have to blend? 3-5 mins? Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2014
Toasted the seeds in a dry saute pan on the stove top because it's easier for me to watch their browning that way. Considering the price of tahini at the store, I thought it was fair to make it instead (Buying the seeds in bulk or in bags from the health food store is much more cost effective than buying the little jars from the spice section!) Not only that, it probably took me as long to make this as it does to stir the store-bought container when the oil has separated, lol! I feel it needed a pinch of salt to brighten the sesame flavor. I made just enough tahini for making a garbanzo can's worth of hummus (quartered this recipe). Look forward to making that tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2014
Toasted the seeds in a dry saute pan on the stove top because it's easier for me to watch their browning that way. Considering the price of tahini at the store, I thought it was fair to make it instead (Buying the seeds in bulk or in bags from the health food store is much more cost effective than buying the little jars from the spice section!) Not only that, it probably took me as long to make this as it does to stir the store-bought container when the oil has separated, lol! I feel it needed a pinch of salt to brighten the sesame flavor. I made just enough tahini for making a garbanzo can's worth of hummus (quartered this recipe). Look forward to making that tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2013
Great recipe! I tasted my sesame seeds on the stove in a dry pan this was perfect in my humus! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2016
This is so simple. I found some roasted sesame seeds, which saved all that process. About 3 minutes in the food processor, and I was done. I do recommend pulsing it at first, and with a rubber spatula, scooping up from the bottom to incorporate all the seeds, then just let the processor run for a couple more minutes. I don't understand why people had so much trouble with it! Start with the minimum amount of oil, but if it's too thick, just add a bit more until it gets to the consistency you want. Thanks for posting the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2015
I ended up using pre-roasted sesame seeds from the asian food aisle and blended it up into a paste following the instructions above. The sesame seeds costed about 3.50 for almost a cup's worth of roasted sesame seeds. I used this tahini and Ina Garten's hummus recipe and it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
Was wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2013
I wanted to make my own tahini to reduce sodium. This was very easy and it tasted great! I used it to make a low sodium hummus that also turned out great. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2015
I could not get them to blend I kept add olive oil very little at a time and still nothing.. How long to you have to blend? 3-5 mins? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
I used this to make the "Real Hummus" recipe on AR. This was easy to make. I needed to add extra olive oil for it to blend properly. Also, I used black and white sesame seeds which gave it a darker color than the one on the recipe's main page. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
Very easy and satisfying. I need to be a bit more vigilant while the seeds are toasting next time (they got a tad brown). The hummus I made is delicious though! Read More
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