Yeah, you can buy tahini in a jar, but why not make it fresh at home? It's easy, there are only two ingredients and the flavor far outshines its jarred counterpart.

Yield | 2½ cups |

  • 2 cups sesame seeds
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

| Preparation | Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sesame seeds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast them for 5 to 10 minutes, shaking the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown. Cool for 20 minutes.

Pour cooled sesame seeds into the bowl of a food processor and add the olive oil. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes. The tahini should be thick, yet pourable. Add more oil and blend again if it's too thick. Sore in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.