Easy Homemade Tahini is a delicious paste made from sesame seeds and is a staple in many cuisines. Especially in the Mediterranean and Middle East. It’s vegan, gluten-free, tastes nutty and is simple to make.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
- 1 cup sesame seeds (hulled)
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Heat a clean, dry cast iron or heavy duty skillet over medium high heat and add the sesame seeds. Stir frequently until they begin to turn golden brown and then stir constantly.
- Make sure to stand by, as sesame seeds can burn very quickly. Once they're toasted, let them cool for about 30 minutes then add them to a food processor.
- This process helps to adds flavor. Blend in your food processor on high speed for one minute. Add 3 tablespoon of olive oil and blend for another minute, scraping down the sides, until you have a smooth tahini paste.
- Add more oil if it’s not smooth enough and blend again for a few seconds. Makes a little less than 3/4 cup tahini paste, depending on how much olive oil you use.
- Transfer in a glass jar and store in your fridge for up to at least one month.
Tahini gives so much flavor and depth to your hummus, dips and spreads. Not only can it be added to these items, but it is high in unsaturated fat (good fat). It also has a very high source of protein in comparison to most nuts.
Serving Size:1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gProtein: 1g