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Tahini Paste

Tahini Paste

Tahini paste is of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cuisine.  It is used in a variety of dishes such as hummus and falafel and can even be used as a spread, dressing, dip or sauce.
The paste consists of lightly toasting the sesame seeds and then processing with olive oil.  It is super easy to make, highly nutritious and is really simple to add to your meals
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Blending Time 3 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Asian
Servings 8 sevings


  • Skillet
  • Food processor or handheld blender


  • 4 cups Hulled sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil


  • Heat a skillet over medium to high heat.  Then add the 4 cups of hulled sesame seeds and stir frequently until they are slightly golden. Be careful here as sesame seeds burn quite easily. Once they are roasted, set aside and let them cool at room temperature.
  • After about 15-20 minutes, add them to a food processor or place them in a bowl and use a hand held blender and give them a spin on high until it turns into a paste.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and blend until you reach a creamy consistency.
Keyword Quick and easy, Roasted
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