Tahini Paste


Tahini paste isn't meant to be eaten raw. It has a toasted, bitter flavor. Instead, use it to make a sauce, dressing, or-better yet-hummus, and you'll have an amazing recipe.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 148
Fat 15g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 2g
Sodium 9mg
Fiber 2g
Protein 4g
Cholesterol 0mg

Tahini Paste

2 cups
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 2 cups hulled sesame seeds
  • [1/4] cup vegetable oil


Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

Evenly spread sesame seeds on a baking sheet, and toast in the oven for 4 minutes.

Remove from the oven, and carefully add sesame seeds to a food processor fitted with a chopping blade. Add vegetable oil, and blend for 2 minutes.

Stop the food processor, and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Blend for 2 more minutes. Repeat one more time until you have a smooth texture.

Store in a sealed glass jar in the pantry for up to 3 months.

Mediterranean Morsel
Sometimes, if a jar of tahini paste sits for a long period of time, a layer of oil forms on the top. This is just the oil separating from the rest of the particles and rising to the top. The tahini is still good. Just shake the jar or stir it before using.

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So glad you liked the recipe! I hope your hummus turned out just as good :-)

28 September , 2014

This was so easy to make. The only thing I did differently was I tasted the Sesame Seeds in a pan on the stove over medium heat. I cooked them for 5-8 minutes moving them around constantly so they wouldn't burn. Like I said easy to make and a lot cheaper then buying from the store.
I can't wait to make my Hummas tomorrow. Thank you Dede!!

24 September , 2014

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