Homemade Tahini Paste Recipe

| 3/14/2014 2:38:00 PM

Tags: Mediterranean cooking, recipes, seeds, tahini, Tammy Kimbler, Minnesota,
Making Tahini Paste

Tahini paste is one of those pantry basics that I’m always out of when I need it, like when I want to whip up hummus or eggplant dip or Chinese sesame noodles.  Tahini is just ground sesame seeds and salt, right?  How hard could making sesame paste be?  It was time to make this condiment for myself.

My homemade tahini is rich and nutty with a slight bitter undertone. The course texture from the sesame hulls gives the tahini paste a rustic flare. Best of all, it only takes about 15 minutes to make. And it’s dynamite spread on toast with a bit of sea salt and honey.

How to Make Homemade Tahini

Tahini Paste Recipe By Tammy Kimbler


1/2 lb organic sesame seeds
1/2 tsp course salt
1/3 to 1/2 cup sesame oil
1 tbs toasted sesame oil (optional)


4/1/2014 11:31:04 AM

I had no idea this would be so easy to make! I tend to buy a jar of tahini, use some, and then have the rest languish in the fridge hogging space forever (like a year!) until I figure it must be too old to use and end up throwing it out. I can't stand the waste! I'm so excited to be able to buy the seed in bulk in a reasonable amount for our family, and adapt the recipe to make a smaller amount in the mini-processor so I can use it up faster. Thanks for providing the info to allow us to make our own basics and avoid the waste of money and resources- exactly the sort of reason I love and depend on Mother.

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