Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe for homemade tahini from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines NOTE: Since I have not made this, I could not tell you what the amount it yields is. The recipe says 4 servings, but I don't know what that is based on.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 lb sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • salt, very little (optional)


  1. Place seeds on baking sheet and toast in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes, or until the seeds are lightly roasted.
  2. Process in a medium-sized food processor for 3 minutes.
  3. Add 2 more teaspoons peanut oil and process on high for 30 seconds.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons peanut oil and process until very smooth, about 2 more minutes.
  5. If desired, add salt.
Most Helpful

This was great. I actually used sesame oil instead of peanut - but it was fine. Thanks very much!

Mellowpuff February 11, 2009

I could not locate jarred tahini in my grocery store, so I found this recipe and it is great. I made hummus using this tahini and it turned out delicious. Thanks for a great recipe that saves me money and works perfectly!

cookin mimi December 29, 2009

so much better than store bought tahini! i made hummus with mine and it was the best hummus ever, nuttier than usual because of this tahini. thank you so much for this recipe. now i don't have a nasty, oily can of tahini in my cabinet. ;)

freckledfoodgirl October 18, 2009