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Tahini recipe - Dr. Axe

Homemade Tahini Recipe: How to Make Sesame Paste

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This tahini recipe is a great starter that not only packs a flavor punch, but also is healthy and goes with veggies, crackers or sandwiches.


  • 16 ounces sesame seeds (1 package Bob’s Red Mill Sesame Seeds)
  • ½¾ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Place seeds on baking sheet and cook for 8–10 minutes.
  3. Remove and allow them to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. In a food processor, add in sesame seeds and olive oil.
  5. Pulse on high, scraping the edges as needed, for 2–3 minutes until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Dips, Sauces, Dressing
  • Method: Baking, food processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Calories: 390
  • Sugar: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Fat: 37.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 32.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Protein: 9.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg