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How To Make Tahini (1 Ingredient)

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup or 16 tbsp
  • Category: Gluten Free, How-Tos
  • Cuisine: Vegan

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.

How To Make Tahini (1 Ingredient) - 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.
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Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 or 10 minutes.
  3. 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).
  4. Store the tahini in a sealed container in the fridge for one month or even longer.
  5. Use tahini to make hummus, baba ghanoush, salad dressings, savory recipes or as a healthier alternative to oil.

Notes

  • If your food processor or blender is not powerful, add 2 tbsp of oil to encourage blending. Add more oil if needed.
  • Feel free to add salt to taste, although we prefer our tahini salt-free.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Fat: 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g