Easy Homemade Tahini Paste (2 ingredients!)

Easy Homemade Tahini Paste: A foolproof vegan recipe that takes 5 minutes and 2 ingredients to make! This creamy, rich and luxurious tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and is widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables.

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Homemade Tahini Paste: 2 ingredient 5 minute vegan recipe. Tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables

To make a homemade tahini paste you just need two ingredients and five minutes. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is crazy but it’s real.

It is often hard to find tahini paste in supermarkets. It can be quite pricey, too. Forget about ready-made paste! Homemade condiments always taste better and are much more cost effective. Moreover, you control what ingredients you consume.

Homemade Tahini Paste: 2 ingredient 5 minute vegan recipe. Tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables

What Is Tahini Paste?

Tahini paste is a food staple in many countries, especially in the Middle East and Mediterranean and it’s slowly making its way into the Western world.

Tahini paste is made of sesame seeds and oil, so you can’t go wrong with making it at home and I’ll show you exactly how.

You probably know tahini paste as an essential ingredient for hummus but you’ll be surprised how far beyond its usage goes. Tahini might become your new peanut butter!

Differences Between Tahini and Tahini Sauce

Tahini paste is not the same as tahini sauce or dressing. You use tahini paste to make tahini sauce along with garlic, lemon juice or maybe yogurt. Here are is a fabulous tahini sauce and tahini salad dressing that you should try once you’ve made the tahini paste.

Tahini Ingredients

So, what tahini is made of? Just two ingredients: Sesame seeds and olive oil. You most likely already have them in your pantry.

Sesame Seeds for Tahini Paste

What Does Tahini Taste Like?

Good tahini tastes rich, nutty and a bit tangy. I could eat it with a spoon straight from a jar (or blender) 😊

It has creamy and smooth consistency just like nut butters and can be used for both sweet and savory dishes.

Tahini Health Benefits

Tahini paste is a nutritious powerhouse. It’s just as good for you as it is delicious.

Sesame seeds have numerous health benefits. They are rich in nutrients, natural oils (omega 3 ad omega 6), vitamins, minerals and organic compounds, including protein, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, zinc and many more.

Tahini paste is a mixture of sesame seeds and olive oil, which is known by its salutary effect on the human body. Together they work as a metabolism and immune booster.

Is Tahini Vegan?

Tahini paste is 100% plant-based and vegan.

Is Tahini Gluten Free?

Sesame seeds themselves are gluten free but make sure you purchase high quality sesame seeds that are labeled as gluten free, otherwise they might contain traces of gluten.

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Tahini Uses

Tahini paste tastes great by itself but the most common use of tahini paste is hummus. My current favorite is Roasted Beetroot Hummus that I highly recommend you to try.

You can use tahini paste not only for hummus but also for other creamy dips, like Baba Ghanoush which is an incredibly delicious eggplant dip.

Tahini paste is a perfect dip for flat breads and pita. You can make these delicious pita pockets with roasted veggies and hummus that make for a great portable lunch!

Moreover, tahini paste widely used as a condiment for fresh and roasted vegetables. Not to mention Middle Eastern recipes like falafel and falafel burgers.

You can add it in noodle dishes, stir-fries, homemade bread, pesto, cookies and brownies to give them a nutty flavor.

Use tahini paste in salad dressings, just mix it with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and you’ll have an ultimate salad dressing for almost any salad. Here is a very healthy option for you: Healthy Quinoa Bowls with Kale, Carrots and Tahini Turmeric Dressing.

Recipes With Tahini

Here are some great recipes using tahini paste from some of my favorite food bloggers.

Hummus:

Salads and Veggies with Tahini:

Pasta:

Desserts with Tahini:

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How to Make Homemade Tahini Paste

Homemade tahini is usually made from raw, hulled, unhulled, sprouted, or toasted sesame seeds. Unhulled sesame seeds contain more nutrients and have a richer taste.

To make the taste even more intense I like to toast the sesame seeds. Afterwards, I blend them using a high-speed food processor or blender adding a bit of olive oil and salt to taste. That’s it! It’s that easy.

If you haven’t tried homemade tahini paste, you should. Check the recipe and the video below for precise instructions.

Homemade Tahini Paste: 2 ingredient 5 minute vegan recipe. Tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables
Homemade Tahini Paste: 2 ingredient 5 minute vegan recipe. Tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables
Homemade Tahini Paste: 2 ingredient 5 minute vegan recipe. Tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables
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Easy Homemade Tahini Paste (2 ingredients!)

Easy Homemade Tahini Paste: A Foolproof vegan recipe that takes 5 minutes and 2 ingredients to make! This creamy, rich and luxurious tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and is widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables.

Course Condiment
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword tahini paste
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1850 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup or 170 g unhulled sesame seeds or any other kind
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Toast the unhulled sesame in a large frying pan over medium heat until golden, stirring occasionally (about 3 minutes).

  2. Transfer to a high-speed food processor or blender and blend until smooth, gradually adding olive oil.The more powerful is your food processor, the less oil you'll need. Add salt to taste. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Transfer tahini paste into a jar and store for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Tahini Paste (2 ingredients!)
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 1850 Calories from Fat 1557
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 173g 266%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Potassium 1107mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 27g 108%
Protein 41g 82%
Calcium 230.7%
Iron 193%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Homemade Tahini Paste: 2 ingredient 5 minute vegan recipe. Tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and widely used for salad dressings and roasted vegetables

Next time you make hummus, don’t rush to the grocery store to buy a jar of tahini paste. It’s so much tastier, faster and cheaper to make it by yourself! Have you tried it yet?

Homemade Tahini Paste: 2 ingredient 5 minute vegan recipe. Tahini paste is irreplaceable in hummus and is widely used in salad dressings. Add it to noodle dishes, stir-fries, homemade bread, pesto, cookies and brownies to give them a nutty flavor. Gluten-free, healthy and delicious! Homemade tahini paste tastes much better and is cheaper than the one from the store.

Greetings,

Elena

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