Homemade Tahini

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Total Time
6 mins
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.

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  • 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.