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Homemade Tahini


  •  4 cups sesame seeds
  •  1/4-1/2 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the sesame seeds on a shallow baking tray and bake, shaking frequently, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Do not brown.
  4. Cool.
  5. Put the sesame seeds in a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade.
  6. Add the vegetable oil.
  7. Process to a smooth paste, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add more oil if necessary, to bring the paste to a thick pouring consistency.
  9. Tahini will keep stored in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator for several months.