• 5 cups sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 350 C.

2. Toast sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, shaking the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown.

3. Cool for 20 minutes.

4. Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil.

5. Blend for 2 minutes. Check for consistency.

6. It should be a thick, yet pour able texture. Add more oil and blend until desired consistency.

Yield: 4 cups

N.B. Tahini should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. It will keep for up to 3 months.