Tahini Recipe

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Commercial tahini is often made with peanut oil, but it's quick and easy to make at home. Serve with veggies, crackers or pita bread.

This Recipe Is

Peanut Free
Nut Free

Prep Time

Approx 10 minutes

Cooking Time

5 - 10 minutes




  • 5 cups sesame seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups olive oil
  • Tahini is a simple paste made from crushed sesame seeds. It is versatile and high in calcium with 2 tablespoons offering 130mg of calcium


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Toast sesame seeds on a baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Frequently turn the seeds with a spatula and do not allow to brown
  • They should be golden
  • Cool for 20 minutes
  • Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil
  • Blend for 2 minutes
  • Process until it is very smooth
  • The goal is a thick, yet pourable texture
  • Add more oil and blend until desired consistency

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