Tradition Tahini

I would love to tell you this is my own custom recipe for Tahini, but the fact is, Tahini is a very simple Middle Eastern condiment made from hulled, toasted, and ground sesame seeds. There's not much you can do to amp it up, or overhaul it. Tahini is a simple recipe that can be used either as a stand alone dip, or as a main ingredient, in such things as; hummus, baba ghanoush, halva, and maybe even more.

My recipe here is the one I use as an ingredient for such things as my hummus recipe. So please, try it out, and let me know what you think!

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Note: Makes about 1 of Cup of Tahini

Special Tools or Equipment Needed: Food Processor


  • 1 Cup Sesame Seeds
  • 4 (or more) Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil, or Canola Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt


  1. Add sesame seeds to a large saucepan over medium-high heat and toast. Stir constantly until the seeds become fragrant and lightly colored (not brown). About 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Place sesame seeds in food processor and process until a crumbly paste forms, about three or more minutes.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of  Oil and process for a minute or so, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom.
  4. Continue to blend and add oil until your Tahini’s consistency smooth, and pourable.
  5. Once consistency is reached, taste the tahini for seasoning, and add salt to taste. Process 5 to 10 seconds to mix it in. Taste again, and add more seasoning if desired.
  6. Enjoy