Homemade Tahini Sauce Recipe

Archana Doshi
3754 ratings.

Tahini is a sauce made from sesame seeds and olive oil and used very commonly in the middle eastern cooking. And here is a quick homemade recipe of making it along with olive oil. Tahini is the main ingredient used in hummus and baba ganoush and many other main middle eastern recipes. It is very similar to peanut butter and extremely simple and quick to make. 

Serve the Tahini Sauce to make a dressing for the Roasted vegetable salad and enjoy as a meal. 

If you are looking for more Home Made sauce recipes here are some : 

  1. Béchamel Sauce Recipe (Classic White Sauce for Pastas and Gratins)
  2. Homemade Chilli Garlic Sauce Recipe
  3. Tomato Basil Pasta and Pizza Sauce Recipe

Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

20 M


10 Servings


  • 200 grams Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to make Homemade Tahini Sauce Recipe

  1. To begin making the Tahini Sauce recipe, preheat oven to 180 C. Place the sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast it in the preheated oven for about 7 to 10 minutes, stirring the seeds frequently to they get evenly toasted.

  2. Do not allow to turn brown. Keep the color light golden. Remove from the oven and allow the sesame seeds to cool completely.  

  3. Pour sesame seeds into mini food processor  and powder it very well. Once completely powdered blend it along with the 1/2 cup of olive oil.

  4. Blend for about 5 to 10 minutes until the mixture is thick and saucy. Add the remaining olive oil and blend to combine completely.

  5. You can store the tahini in a air tight glass jar for about 3 months in the refrigerator. 

  6. Serve the Tahini Sauce to make a dressing for the Roasted vegetable salad and enjoy as a meal.