Homemade Tahini from Scratch can be made in less than 15 minutes and with only 2 ingredients! Plus, it's so much more affordable than store-bought!
The very first condiment that we made from scratch here at Served From Scratch is also one of the easiest! Tahini From Scratch was our gateway to condiments from scratch and we haven't looked back since!
Does it get much easier than just 2 ingredients?! For the oil, we use olive oil but you can also use any other neutral flavored oil like vegetable oil.
How to Make Tahini
Step 1: The first thing is you need to do to make homemade tahini is to lightly toast the sesame seeds. This is the longest part of the whole process but also the most important. Be sure to watch them so they don't burn!
Step 2: Add those seeds into a food processor or blender and blend it all until you have a nice smooth paste. Scrape down the sides as you go to make sure that it all blends well.
We love this food processor! It's an investment, but it's absolutely worth it if you're going to do a lot of cooking. We use it for everything from breads to condiments and sauces.
Once it's smooth enough to your liking, add that to a jar and you have your own, homemade Tahini From Scratch! Now it's ready for some Sundried Tomato Hummus or Grilled Romaine with Lemon Tahini Dressing!
Other Favorite Condiments
- 5 Minute Homemade Ketchup
- Homemade Hoisin Sauce
- Dijon Mustard From Scratch
- Enchilada Sauce From Scratch
- No Cook Homemade Pizza Sauce
- Mayonnaise From Scratch
So get your from scratch condiment making on, friends and take one more jar off of your grocery list with Homemade Tahini!
If your grocer has a bulk food section, you should be able to find raw sesame seeds there. You can of course always buy them on Amazon here.
Hulled sesame seeds mean that the hull or seed coat has been removed. Un-hulled means that it has not. Either will work fine for this recipe, it doesn't alter the taste, but using hulled seeds does make a creamier textured tahini. Un-hulled seeds do have a slightly higher calcium content though.
Enjoy! As always, if you make this recipe or any of my others, I love to hear what you think! Leave a comment below, email me, or you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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Tahini from Scratch
- 2 cup of hulled or un-hulled raw sesame seed
- 1/2 cup of olive oil, divided 8 tablespoons
- Toast 1 cup of seeds at a time in pan on low heat with 2 tablespoons of oil. Stir continuously for 10 min.
- Transfer seeds into food processor. Add remaining olive oil (6 tablespoons) and blend, adding a tablespoon or two at first then the rest it as it's blending. Scrape down sides and continue blending until it is a smooth paste.
- Transfer to jar and store in fridge for 1 month.
thanks for sharing this is awesome recipe
April@ Girl Gone Gourmet
I've been thinking about making my own hummus, so saving this one!
I have never had homemade Tahini. I want to use it and actually bought some. it's been sitting in my cupboard for ages! I need to learn how to use it. Thanks for this tutorial. Now i can make it when i figure out some recipes for it!
Oooh so many great uses for it- homemade hummus, baba ganoush, tahini lemon sauce/dressing... The list goes on and on!
You're a genius. I'm definitely going to make this. I don't use a ton of tahini, so it would be good to make a small amount to have around that will actually get used up within 6 months! Thanks for posting!
Thank you! Sooo much more cost effective! I hope you enjoy!
Well there you go, I love your website as I do loads of stuff like this to but never even crossed my mind to do tahini as I don't use it very often but making up small batches sounds like a great way forward!
Thank you so much, Brian!
I never realized how easy tahini was to make! I can't wait to try this.
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
I had no idea what tahini is! I love the taste of sesame seeds, so this will definitely go on my "to make" list. =)
I have never tried this but I am going to give it a try.
This was a lesson for me. Sadly I didn't know exactly what Tahini was. It looks delicious and I should definitely make some. Thanks for the inspiration!
Of course! It'll be a great excuse for you to then experiment with homemade hummus!
Sharon @ Savormania
Your tahini looks delicious! I drizzle tahini on so many different things, from salads to roasted veggies. I'm sure that a homemade version is much healthier and so much tastier than a store-bought version! I'll try this next time!
Thanks, Sharon! You're a girl after my own heart- tahini is good on everything!! I mix it with a bit of fresh lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil for a dressing and I could seriously put that on everything! I hope you do try it- it' so much tastier and cheaper! 🙂