How to make tahini at home using just one ingredient: sesame seeds. It’s so easy to make and also healthier and more affordable than store-bought tahini.
Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:5 min
Total Time:20 minutes
Yield:1 cup or 16 tbsp
2 cups hulled white sesame seeds (290 g). We prefer to use this kind of sesame seeds, but feel free to use any kind you want.
Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes or until the seeds are lightly colored (not brown) and fragrant.
Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 or 10 minutes.
Place the sesame seeds in a food processor or powerful blender and blend until smooth. Our tahini was ready in 10 minutes, although it was quite thick, so we blended it for 5 minutes more to get the perfect consistency (15 minutes total).
Store the tahini in a sealed container in the fridge for one month or even longer.