Homemade Tahini couldn’t be any easier to make, with only two ingredients, it’s delicious as a dip on its own or used in some of your favorite recipes!
Tahini is so easy to make on your own with only 2 ingredients, its better and cheaper than store bought and this way you aren’t left with a huge jar that goes to waste!
I love making homemade hummus so much, because you can season it how you want, and its the perfect quick, easy and healthy snack to make at home.
My only problem is I don’t like buying a big expensive jar of tahini when you only need a small amount for your homemade hummus. That’s where homemade tahini comes in – I can whip up just a small cupful and have just enough to make about 2 to 3 batches of homemade hummus.
Will Tahini Go Bad?
This tahini will last for several months if kept in the fridge. It should last for about 6 months. The oil may separate, so stir it together if needed when using. You may need to bring it room temperature to stir it together if it’s become too solid.
Store bought tahini will have preservatives added in, so it will last for about 6 months out of the fridge, but longer if kept in the fridge.
If you are unsure about your tahini, you can smell it, if it smells rancid then you should throw it away.
How to Make Tahini?
All you need to make this tahini recipe is sesame seeds and a little bit of a neutral oil, such as olive oil, grape seed oil or canola oil. You will just toast the sesame seeds for a little bit and then blend then up with a little bit of oil until you get a nice and smooth paste.
You can find sesame seeds at a bulk store, like Winco for really cheap. Hulled seeds have less of a bitter taste, but you can grab whatever you find at the store. The seeds taste best when they’re toasted.
Tahini is a simple paste made from ground toasted sesame seeds. It can be served as a dip on its own, or is used in popular recipes like hummus and baba ghanoush. Tahini is used in many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.
Looking for more Recipes to Make Using Tahini:
- Homemade Hummus
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
- Tahini Salad Dressing on Yummy Mummy Kitchen
- Double Chocolate Tahini Banana Muffins on Ambitious Kitchen
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- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 2-4 TBS neutral oil (like olive oil, grape seed oil or canola oil)
- (Optional) Toast your sesame seeds over medium heat on the stove top for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly (they burn fast), till they turn a light golden color. Allow seeds to cool for about 30 minutes.
- Blend your sesame seeds in your blender (twister jar is best) until a crumbly paste is formed.
- Add in 1 tablespoon at a time of oil, until you get the thinness of the tahini that you like (that was 2 for me).
- Keep tahini in a sealed container for up to 1 month
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**I received a free Blendtec Designer 725 and Twister Jar in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.