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Homemade Tahini is easy to make!
- 2 cups sesame seeds
- 0.5 cup olive oil ((divided))
- Set oven to 350F
- Spread the seeds out on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. Shake the pan to redistribute the seeds several times, and watch out for burning. Cool on the pan.
- When the seeds are cool, put them in the bowl of a small food processor. Drizzle the oil in while processing the seeds. It will take about 3 to 5 minutes to get it completely smooth. Add enough oil to get a runny consistency and scrape down the sides as necessary. When in doubt, keep processing.
- That's it! Store the tahini in an airtight container in the refrigerator.