Sesame Paste

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    ⅞ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Tahini, or sesame-seed paste, figures in innumerable Middle Eastern recipes and is available through specialty food stores. However, if you lack a source for the authentic article (usually sold canned), you can make an acceptable version at home, using the recipe that follows. Professionally made tahini is smoother and creamier than your product will be, but if you make it yourself you can produce exactly the amount you need, as you need it. You can freeze any surplus, but we like it best m