Homemade Tahini

Homemade Tahini Recipe

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Homemade Tahini Recipe

This homemade tahini is called for in our falafel recipe. While I was searching for a tahini substitute the suggestions I found became pretty confusing and I ended up experimenting with homemade tahini instead of the store-bought version.

If a recipe calls for tahini it is because it is a must and should and can not be substituted with anything else. Some recipes actually recommend using peanut butter, cashew and almond butter, sunflower seed butter, and even more bizarrely, greek yogurt.

The bottom line is, do not follow this route and settle for anything less than pure tahini. Homemade tahini is super simple and quick to prepare. All you need is sesame seeds, sesame oil, or Canola oil, and a food processor. It is also super easy to adjust your homemade tahini recipe to achieve the perfect quantities for the perfect easy homemade falafel recipe you are using.

Good homemade quality tahini is a treat for the tastebuds, boasting a subtly sweet and nutty flavor with a well-balanced taste of bitterness on the finish. There is nothing that can replace the taste sensation of pure homemade tahini.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 1


Calories: 89
Carbs: 3g
Fat: 1g
Protein: 3g

Cooking Times

5 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 5 Minutes
2 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 2 Minutes
10 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes




  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds ever so slightly. Just enough until fragrant and golden
  2. Transfer the sesame seeds and just enough sesame oil to a food processor and process into a smooth taste.

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Lind Hewbert
This is the best replacement for the in-store tahini. Thanks. 5.00

Charles Mengley
This homemade tahini recipe is by far the best substitute for the store-bought tahini. Perfect. 5.00

Elizabeth Simpson
Exactly the homemade tahini recipe I was looking for. I was always under the impression homemade tahini was made with chickpeas. 5.00

Anthony Haden
Quick, simple, and easy homemade tahini recipe. By far the smoothest and tastiest tahini you can get. Beautiful. 5.00

Elizabeth Shawl
Awesome homemade tahini recipe. Smooth like butter. Perfect for my homemade falafel recipe. Thanks for this great recipe. 5.00

Lauren Sweeney
Perfect homemade tahini recipe. Without a doubt the best one I have tried. So smooth and fragrant. Thanks. 5.00
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