Homemade Tahini


Homemade tahini recipe that has many uses. Tahini is a staple in Middle Eastern cooking. It's added to mashed garbanzo beans to make hummus, mixed with date paste, or drizzled with pekmez in Turkey for breakfast. It tastes great in sandwiches or baked into cookies. There are many, many uses for this tasty dip. Start with the freshest sesame seeds you can find.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 cups


  • 5 ½ cups sesame seeds

  • 2 ½ cups olive oil, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread sesame seeds on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven, shaking the baking sheet frequently, until seeds are lightly toasted, 5 to 10 minutes. Let cool, about 10 minutes.

  3. Pour cooled seeds and 1 1/2 cups olive oil into a food processor. Blend until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Add more oil and blend until a thick yet pourable consistency is reached.

Cook's Note:

A store with a frequented bulk section will most likely have fresher, organic seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
19g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 3g
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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