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Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste) Recipe

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Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes. This is a traditional recipe that is very simple to make with a blender or food processor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup tepid water


Place sesame seeds in a blender or food processor and grind until smooth. Add sesame oil and salt. Process until combined. With the motor running, add the water in a very slow, steady stream and blend until smooth.

Yield: about 1/2 cup

Note: Sesame seeds turn rancid quickly, so make certain yours are fresh. Be sure to store them away from light and heat and use quickly. For more information on sesame seeds: Sesame Seed Cooking Tips and Recipes.

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 5 out of 5
Easy and better than store purchases, Member joy_remmer

The recipe was quick and simple. It turned out great. I always have trouble finding Tahini unless I go to a specialty store or I'm in an ethnic neighborhood. I'll always make my own using this recipe! I did double the recipe because I wanted to make sure that it yielded 1/2 cup.

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