How To Make Tahini

Try to make hummus without tahini and NOPE, it just doesn’t work! Tahini is a necessity when making hummus and from what I hear, it is quite pricey to buy so why not save some money and make your own? It’s cheap and easy to make!

I only make tahini to make hummus with but I know some people use tahini itself as a dip! What ever floats your boat 🙂 This recipes makes enough tahini for about 3 batches of hummus.

What You Need:

  • Ninja Blender, Magic Bullet or Blender
  • Pan
  • 1 Cup of Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of Oil (I prefer toasted sesame oil because it just makes it taste extra sesame-y 🙂 but you can definitely use olive oil if you do not have any sesame oil on hand).

What You Need To Do:

  •  Preheat pan on medium heat. When heated, pour 1 cup of sesame seeds on the dry pan.
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Raw Sesame Seeds

  • Stir the seeds constantly because they can burn very easily and if they do burn, the batch is ruined as it will taste like burnt sesame seeds. So stir until you see some of the seeds turning brown.
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Toasted Sesame Seeds

  • After the seeds are toasted, transfer the seeds into the blender. Before blending, start off by putter the 1 Tbsp of oil in with the seeds and blend! If you find that the mixture is still too dry, add more oil until it is the desired consistency (should be like a paste).

That’s it, folks! You don’t have to go to the store and buy expensive tahini for your homemade hummus…it can be made from home! Even on a budget!

Enjoy 🙂


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