Brought to us from the middle east: Tahini. A product that a lot of vegetarians or vegans can’t do without on their cupboards! Which has driven the prices of it up a lot.

But what if I tell you that it’s actually really easy to make it yourself?

Is your mind blown already? If not, then it really should.

I’m not going to spill the tea just yet, let’s talk a bit more about this “is it worth it?” series!

Is It Worth It: The Series

If you haven’t read anything within this series yet, well, that’s quite normal. It’s only the third article at the moment. The others were: Is It Worth Making Your Own Tofu? and Is It Worth Making Your Own Nut Butter?

If you have seen the previous articles already then you know there are three categories for me to judge:

  • Cost
  • Time
  • Taste

Because if it takes a whole lot of time, then it might not be worth it.

However, there are also other categories, like accessibility. But because I can’t compare this with every single country in the world, I’m not going to judge this.

Before we dive into the specifics, let’s have a look at how you actually make it. Just make sure that you keep on reading the rest of the article before you try it out yourself.


Making Your Own Tahini Paste

Making your own tahini paste is super easy. You actually just need sesame seeds! And a food processor. I know not everyone has this at home, but it’s really necessary to make your paste. If you are making a lot of things yourself at home, this is an unmissable gadget.

  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Blending Time 20 Minutes
  • Total Time 30 Minutes


  • 3/4 Cups / 150 gr Sesameseed


  1. Put the sesame seed into a skillet on a