Recipe by Kealohilani

This is an authentic Tahini Recipe. The instructions have been modified from the original instructions for clarity and ease.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177° C).
  2. * Spread your sesame seeds on a roasting tray, and toast in the oven for 15 minutes, stir occasionally to toast evenly. Do not allow to brown as this impairs the flavor.
  3. * Remove the sesame seeds from the oven and allow to cool briefly.
  4. * Put the toasted sesame seeds in your blender and add half the oil.
  5. * Blend the mixture, adding additional oil gradually to form a smooth paste. Add more oil if needed for smooth consistency but make sure that it is still a paste and not too thin.
  6. * When the mixture is evenly smooth, and further blending does not further refine the texture, transfer your tahini to a tight fitting glass jar using a flexible spatula, if you have one, to reduce waste.
  7. Tahini may be kept in the refrigerator for many weeks in a well-sealed jar.

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