It’s easy to make your tahini, and it tastes delicious!
To prepare this recipe, you only need two ingredients and twenty minutes. You also require a food processor! Let’s do it!
What is Tahini?
Tahini can be made by grinding sesame seeds into a smooth paste. The sesame seeds can be hulled or unhulled. They can also be roasted or raw. Tahini is great for making dressings. Soft-serve. Snack bites. Stuffed date. The possibilities are endless!
Tahini – Origin and History
Tahini, the Arabic word for sesame seeds ground up, is a popular condiment. Tahini’s origins, however, are believed to be in Persia, where it was known as “ardeh.” Tahini was later brought to Israel as a specialty because sesame seeds could be expensive. Tahini is used as money in some cultures.
How to Make Tahini
We recommend buying white sesame seeds in hulls. The bulk bins at the grocery store are a great place to buy them. Unhulled sesame seeds have a bitter taste, so we prefer the hulled ones. Unhulled sesame seed is more nutritious, but you can choose what you like.
This recipe requires a good food processor. This recipe requires a high-quality food processor. This recipe can also be made with a high-speed blender.
- Two cups of hulled sesame white seeds
- 1-2 Tbsp avocado or olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (176 C) and spread sesame seeds out on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes. Add to a Food Processor and blend until smooth. You can add avocado or olive oils to help with the blending. You will need to adjust the amount of oil depending on how fresh your sesame seed is and the power of the food processor.
- Store in the fridge for up to three weeks.
- Add tahini if you like hummus (as shown above), salad dressings, dips, sauces, and falafel.