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Homemade Tahini

Tahini is a paste, made of sesame seeds and olive oil, popularly used in the Middle Eastern cuisine. This is used as a dip, a topping or as an ingredient in some preparations. Tahini is usually prepared using hulled white sesame seeds and olive oil.


  • 1 cup Sesame seeds White
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • to taste Salt (Optional)


  • Heat a pan and tip in the sesame seeds.
  • Toast on medium heat, stirring continuously, till lightly coloured.
  • Switch off heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Transfer the toasted seeds to a grinder.
  • Add a little bit of oil and grind to smooth, fine paste.
  • You can add the remaining oil once the paste is smooth.
  • If you want, you could add salt as well.
  • Transfer to an airtight jar and refrigerate.
  • This can be stored up to a month in refrigerator.