I really wanted to give this 3.5 stars ... the flavor is very good, but it was very difficult to make. I liked the idea of making my own tahini, but it was a real mess -- I could NOT process the tahini mixture in my Cuisinart. The minute the blade started up, the sesame seeds would spray to the sides of the bowl. I ended up processing everything at once, and the sesame seeds never really ground into a paste. On the other hand, the taste was wonderful, and I really appreciated the fact that it was a lower-fat recipe than so many hummus recipes. Not sure I'll make it again, though ... too messy to work with the sesame seeds!