Tahini Paste

Tahini paste is a condiment widely used in many cuisines from Lebanon to Bulgaria. This Levantine ingredient can be served out of the jar as a dip or added to aubergines to make baba ghanoush. In Mediterranean dishes it may be added to yoghurt and seasoned with sumac to form a sauce.

Tahini Paste
Tahini Paste
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I mentioned that I felt showers are important in accommodation but they are not as vital as a decent bed. When not on holiday I sleep for about six and a half hours. On holiday that could extend to eight hours. That doesn’t include lying in bed reading which I do before I fall asleep. And having coffee in the morning while lazing in bed. With about a third of my day spent on a mattress it needs to be comfortable. And in the long run, splurging out on a bed that is firm is worth every cent. We tend to rebook where the sleep was best. To me, this also includes nice pillows and being warm in winter. Or cool in summer. Temperature can be vital to a good night’s sleep. Too hot and I’m restless, too cold and I shiver rather than sleep.

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Whereas I have spent a fair bit of money on getting decent beds, I object to splurging out on something I can make at home at half the cost. Tahini paste is one of these. It is so easy to make and I will never again be without it for hummus. I chose to add sesame oil to mine but you can leave this out if you don’t want the sesame flavour to be overpowering. You could also add more oil if you prefer a runnier paste, but personally I like mine to be thick. Tahini paste is very versatile and I shall be sharing a recipe soon as to what else you can make using it.

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Tahini Paste

Tahini is an integral component of various dishes including hummus and halva
Recipe Category: Condiments
Makes enough for: 1 batch paste
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 125 g dehusked sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 5 mls sesame oil
  • 15 mls olive oil


  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender
  • Blitz until smooth
  • Store in a sterilized glass jar and use as needed

Dave and I have returned from our overseas trip. We are back at work today and I will start replying to comments as soon as I can. You can see what we got up to by taking a look at our holiday blog.

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40 thoughts on “Tahini Paste

  1. I love the idea of tahini paste because it’s multifunctional and I can use it for lots of different recipes! Great. And I think showers are overrated, give me a book bed over a shower, or even food everyday. I can without cleanliness or food, but not sleep. That’s my love language =)

  2. 5 stars
    I love Tahini but I don’t know why I have never made it! This has got me thinking… So ridiculously easy as well. Thanks Tandy!

  3. 4 stars
    I’ve been meaning to make my own Tahini forever. The price on the shelf is enough to inspire heart failure. I completely agree with you about showers and beds when it comes to accommodation xx

  4. Thanks so much Tandy – I need this home made tahini paste recipe in my repertoire as I have been caught out before! Beautifully clear photograph, your tahini comes alive. I am now heading over to your hummous recipe 😉

  5. Hi there Tandy.

    I can’t believe I’ve never thought of making my own Tahini, especially since I use it at such a rate. I love Middle Eastern food and use tahini in sweet and savoury dishes. I’m so excited to try your recipe out!

  6. I’ve just learned something new, Tandy. I’ve never heard of Tahini before. I agree that a decent bed is important. The bed was terrible in our apartment when we went to New Zealand and it impacted my sleep negatively. I had jet lag as well and the combination was horrible.

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