Making your own tahini

Making your own tahini |

Tahini love

I love tahini. It is so versatile and even if you don’t eat legumes and don’t make hummus you will be surprised to find out that tahini works wonders in dressings or in other dips as well.

Originally from the middle east, it has firmly established itself here as a great condiment to have. Of course you can buy it from most super markets and you can even find ones without any added nasties but how much fun is to create your own?

Making your own tahini |

The only thing you need is sesame seeds, an oven and olive oil. That’s it. Two ingredients and you can make yourself a batch of this golden goodness.


Making your own tahini

  • Author: thepaleogirl
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Basics


  • 350-500 gram sesame seeds
  • salt
  • good olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C and as soon as it is hot, spread the sesame seeds on a large baking tray. Place in the oven and leave to roast until golden brown. This will take around 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them as you do not want them to become too dark.
  2. Once done take them out and leave to cool slightly. Place in the bowl of your food processor. Turn into a paste and add the olive oil bit by bit until it has the desired consistency. Add salt to taste.
  3. Keep in a closed jar for maximum two weeks. Probably longer if you make sure the tahini is covered with a layer of oil. Mine was finished before that time… 🙂

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