The magical ingredient that most feel the need to find at a local grocery store can be made quickly and easily right at home with this vibrant raw recipe that takes the mystery out of the magic.

Serves: 1Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 1


  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper


  • Grind the seeds to a powder in a coffee grinder or spice mill. Continue grinding until the seeds stick together and adhere to the walls of the grinder.
  • Remove from the grinder, add a small amount of oil (just enough to become smooth and creamy), stir with a fork, and salt and cayenne.