Tahini Recipe

How to make Tahini, Tahini Recipe

Tahini is a sauce made with sesame paste. It’s super simple to make and very hard to mess up. If it turns out to thick, simply add more water. Too thin? Add more tahini… and so on and so forth until you have the perfect, velvety consistency.


  • Sesame seed paste (sold as raw tahini, tahini, or sesame paste – the only ingredient should be sesame seeds)
  • Cold water
  • Salt
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Any other flavours you want to add (cumin, garlic, paprika, etc.)


Step 1: Add (raw) tahini to a bowl

Step 2: Add slightly less than equal parts cold water (so if you’re using 3 tbsp of tahini, use just under 3 tbsp of water… but who measures?!)

Step 3: Begin mixing – the tahini will forms strings, clumps, etc. but keep going. Eventually it will expand in size and lighten in colour as it comes together.

Step 4: Add salt and lemon/lime juice to taste

Step 5: Keep mixing until sauce is very light beige, completely smooth and has the consistency of a thick syrup

Step 6: Slather this magical creation of everything you can think of – my personal favourites include fried eggs, roasted vegetables, and grilled meat

Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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