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tahini sesame paste

Tahini Sauce Sesame Paste

  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This is an easy recipe for tahini sauce sesame paste. You only need 3 ingredients to make this sauce: sesame seeds, oil, and salt.



  • 2 cups of sesame seeds
  • Oil (about 4 to 6 tbsp)
  • Salt (about 1/2 tsp)


  1. If using raw sesame seeds, split sesame seeds into 2 batches. Heat a wide nonstick frying pan on medium-low heat. Add the raw sesame seeds stirring continuously until the seeds start to change color. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes. Toast the second batch of sesame seeds. Allow the seeds to cool.sesame seeds toasted
  2. In a food processor, add all of the sesame seeds and salt. Blend on high. Once the sesame seeds start to become a paste, add the oil alternating between blending and adding oil until the desired consistency is achieved.sesame paste in food processor
  3. If desiring a smooth paste, add the tahini sauce to a Vitamix blender. Blend on high for about 30 seconds until smooth.tahini in a vitamix blender
  4. Transfer to an airtight storage container.sesame paste in airtight container


  • If substituting toasted sesame seeds for raw sesame seeds, skip the first step of toasting the seeds.
  • A Vitamix blender is recommended, however, any heavy-duty blender will work.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 89
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: tahini, tahina, sesame paste, tahini dressing, tahini sauce, tahini recipe

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