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Paleo Tahini Sauce, A Sesame Paste

This Paleo Tahini Sauce recipe is essential for cooking many Greek, Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean foods and is made with only sesame seeds, olive oil and a really good food processor. We try really hard to make our recipes as easy as possible, without having to use a lot of fancy equipment, but for this recipe, you’ll definitely need a food processor or  blender in order to make it the consistency that you’re most likely accustomed to getting from the grocery store. The best advice for making this recipe is to have decent equipment, add the ingredients and just let it go…for a while. You’ll want to occasionally scrape down the sides, but mostly, we just want it to get as smooth as possible.

So this weekend I got in a fender bender. Literally. My car’s fender is all jacked up. I cried about it for an entire night, then woke up the next day with a renewed sense of calm. Its just a car, nobody was hurt, I have insurance, I need to chill out. Thank God for Angel being there and helping me out! He’s really just the greatest. Then we went home and cleared all of the bad energy in our house and decided to completely redesign our place. We started with the office, which is now a technology-free study for reading, art and music. I love it so much. It feels so good, I’m glad we did. Sometimes, we just get so carried away with all of the little things that really don’t matter, I hate that a bad situation had to happen to make us stop and think, but it did and I’m grateful it wasn’t anything bigger.

Recipe: Paleo Tahini Sauce


  • 1 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil


  1. Heat a pan over medium-high heat (~6). Add the sesame seeds and olive oil and stir to coat. Continue to stir the sesame seeds until they are lightly toasted. You want to watch this constantly and stir so that none of the seeds burn…you can’t get that taste out, so you want to be careful. Note that you don’t have to toast the seeds, but I like the flavor, so I recommend it. Should take about 5 minutes.
  2. Once the seeds are toasted, put them into a food processor or blender. You want to use something that will really pulverize them into a paste, this is not something you can really do by hand.
  3. I literally hit the on button and walk away for 10 minutes, but you may have to scrape the sides down. You’ll know when its ready when the consistency is completely smooth.
  4. This recipe is Vegan!

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 4

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Makes 2/3 cup.