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Easy 1-Ingredient Creamy Tahini

Easy 1-Ingredient Creamy Tahini

This Easy 1-Ingredient Creamy Tahini is quick and easy! It uses just 1 ingredient, tastes amazing and it’s nice and creamy. Add this to dressings, sauces, or even baking!

Is there one thing in your pantry that you find yourself reaching for over and over again? I have a list of probably 5 things, but tahini is always on that list.

Why? Because tahini is not only delicious, but it’s incredibly versatile. You can use it the traditional way in dressings and sauces, hummus, or you can bake with it, for example, make cookies, chocolate nutty bars…these 3-ingredient no-bake cookies are also to die for! It has this intense nutty flavor but isn’t too overpowering. It gives your recipes just a little something extra!

Easy 1-Ingredient Creamy Tahini

What is Tahini Made Out Of?

Tahini is made out of sesame seeds! I like to describe tahini as a sesame version of almond butter or peanut butter because they’re essentially the same thing. You just blend the sesame seeds up to form a smooth, creamy paste.

You can actually make tahini out of both white and black sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds have a slightly different flavor, but both will work. I don’t make black tahini often, but when I do I love using it with chocolate things!

Tahini Ingredients:

Some people might think that making things like tahini or almond butter at home is hard, but it’s actually not! You just need one simple ingredient to make tahini at home.

Yep, you guessed it: sesame seeds!

Just like peanut butter or any other type of nut butter you might see, the only ingredient in tahini is sesame seeds! Sure, you could totally add other flavors, but plain old, regular tahini is a one-ingredient recipe!

Easy 1-Ingredient Creamy Tahini

How to Make Tahini At Home:

The first step in making tahini at home is deciding whether or not you want to toast your sesame seeds. Most sesame seeds that you buy at the store come untoasted, and similar to other nut butter recipes, toasting them giving them an amazing flavor. It makes the tahini less bitter and gives it this amazing nuttiness which *I think* makes it more versatile.

But it is an extra step that isn’t necessary.

Once you’ve decided how you’re going to prep your sesame seeds, it’s a patience game. You’ll add your sesame seeds into a food processor and blend them up until it turns into a butter. I find that tahini definitely takes a bit longer than other nut butter because the seeds are so small, but with time it will get there.

So are you ready to make your own Tahini?
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Easy 1-Ingredient Creamy Tahini

This homemade tahini recipe is quick and easy! It uses just 1 ingredient, tastes amazing and it's nice and creamy. Add this to dressings, sauces or even baking!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 21
Calories 189 kcal


  • Blender/food processor


  • 2-4 cups/568gsesame seeds the amount of sesame seeds you use will determine how much tahini quantity you will come out with, the more you use, the more tahini you will make


  • Spread the sesame seeds out evenly on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven at 300ºF for about 15 - 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes so they don't burn. Toast until the seeds are golden brown. Alternatively, toast them in a dry hot frying pan, shaking constantly so they don't burn!
  • Allow the seeds to cool slightly, then transfer them to a food processor. Process on high until smooth and creamy, about 10 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the food processor as needed to get the paste to blend evenly a few times.
  • Once creamy, pour into a glass container.


Store in the fridge or in a cool dark place (like your cupboard!). Tahini will keep for 1 - 2 weeks in the cupboard, 3 - 4 in the fridge.


Calories: 189kcal
Keyword glutenfree, paste, seeds, sesame, tahini
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