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black sesame paste tahini in dish next to vegetables and hummus

Black Sesame Paste; Black Tahini

Black sesame paste (black tahini) adds a rich nutty flavor to hummus, salad dressings and even desserts such as ice cream, cupcakes or brownies.
Course paste
Cuisine asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 308kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $6


  • Food processor


  • 1 cup black sesame seeds (roasted)
  • 3 tablespoon sunflower or other neutral oil
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)


  • In food processor, add black sesame seeds. Blend until consistency of black sesame powder.
  • Add oil and continue to blend.
  • Scrape sides and continue to blend until fully combined. Repeat as needed.
  • Paste should be smooth and fully incorporated.


(1) Substitutions: You can use roasted black sesame seeds or raw. However, roasted will yield a richer flavor.
(2) Storage: Storage in refrigerator for longer use.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 366mg | Iron: 5mg