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People commonly use Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Tahini has a nutty and slightly bitter taste, and people often use it as an ingredient in dips or sauces, such as hummus, baba ganoush, and falafel.

Tahini is also a popular ingredient in dressings and marinades, and can be used as a substitute for peanut butter or other nut butters in recipes. It is a good source of protein, healthy fats, and important minerals such as calcium and iron.


Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and is a staple ingredient in many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. Here’s a simple recipe for making tahini at home:


  • 2 cups sesame seeds
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of neutral oil (such as grape seed or avocado oil)
  • Salt (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Spread the sesame seeds evenly on a baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  3. Remove the sesame seeds from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  4. Place the roasted sesame seeds into a food processor and pulse for about 1 minute. You should have a crumbly texture.
  5. Add the oil, starting with 1/4 cup, and continue to process the mixture for 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Add more oil, as needed, to achieve your desired consistency. The tahini should be smooth and creamy.
  6. Taste and add salt, if desired.
  7. Transfer the tahini to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Note: You can also use a high-speed blender instead of a food processor.

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