While you can buy jarred tahini sauce, it is better if make your own, which will be free from any preservatives.  Tahini is used to make hummus and other dipping sauces.


  • 2 c. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 c. olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spread out sesame seeds on a flat baking sheet. Bake for 4-5 minutes, but do NOT let sesame seeds brown.  Pour seeds into a food processor and add the oil and blend the seeds until you have a nice smooth paste. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.