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Homemade Tahini Recipe

This homemade tahini recipe is quick and easy! It uses just 1 ingredient, tastes amazing and it's nice and creamy. Add this to dressings, sauces or even baking!
Course Condiment
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword homemade tahini, tahini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 191kcal


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  • Spread the sesame seeds out evenly on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven at 300ºF for about 15 - 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes so they don't burn. Toast until the seeds are golden brown.
  • Allow the seeds to cool slightly, then transfer them to a food processor. Process on high until smooth and creamy, about 15 - 20 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the food processor as needed to get the paste to blend.
  • Once creamy, pour into a glass container. Store in the fridge or in a cool dark place (like your cupboard!). Tahini will keep for 1 - 2 weeks in the cupboard, 3 - 4 in the fridge.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 5mg