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Black Tahini (Black Sesame Paste)

Similar to regular tahini, black tahini is made by processing sesame seeds. However, these aren't your everyday sesame seeds - they are black sesame seeds. These are slightly nuttier and earthier than their white or brown counterparts. They can also be quite complex and bitter when eaten in large quantities.

They look beautiful as a garnish for ramen, sushi, and many Asian desserts like mango sticky rice. When made into a paste, the flavor finally shines. It's quite punchy, so use it sparingly.


  • 1 cup black sesame seeds

  • 3-5 tablespoons olive/sesame oil


  1. Dry roast black sesame seeds for 3-4 mins

  2. Let them cool

  3. Pulverize until a paste starts to form

  4. Slowly add in sesame or olive oil

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