Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got a new Cuisinart spice grinder and this recipe came with it!! A vital ingredient to hummus, this sesame paste is very versatile and can be used as a base in salad dressings or sauces.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the sesame seeds in the bowl of a spice grinder. Pulse 6 to 8 times, until finely ground.
  2. Add the olive oil and salt and process 30 to 40 seconds, or until a paste forms.
  3. Store the tahini in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 months!
Most Helpful

5 5

Very good and easy to make if you happen to have that many sesame seeds on hand, which I did. I had to run mine in the mini food processor a lot more than 6-8 whirls to get it finely ground, and I had to add almost double the amount of olive oil to get it to the right consistency, but the result was delicious and very fresh tasting. I used light flavored olive oil so it wouldn't taste strongly of olive oil and I'm glad I did. No more store bought tahini for me. Not only is it hard to find, it super expensive! Thanks.

5 5

This excites me so thank you, Spongebob Chefpants.(Now, that is a phrase I honestly never thought I'd write.)

5 5

Great recipe! I ground my seeds, then had to transfer to a small food processor since my spice grinder doesn't handle liquids. This needed about 1/4 cup of water to reach the smoother texture I wanted, but the finished tahini tastes *great* in my new batch of hummus. My mom tried the tahini and immediately said she preferred it to the storebought stuff! Thank you very much :)))