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Sesame Grissini / Breadsticks

Love the breadsticks at restaurants? You can now make your own sesame grissini at home with this easy recipe! They are the perfect snack for parties!

sesame grissini breadsticks

You’re hosting a party and want to make some snacks for your guests? Grissini! Looking for an appetizer for date night? Grissini!

These sesame grissini are looking super fancy but aren’t really that complicated.

For making grissini you have 2 options (probably more, but I can think of these two right now):

1. You can divide the dough into small pieces and roll each ball of dough in your hands until you’ve got these long ropes of dough, which you can then brush with oil and sprinkle with the sesame seeds OR

2. you can roll out the dough just like pizza, brush with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds, cut the dough into strips and then twist the strips.

I’ve used both of these methods before but let me tell you, the second method IS SO MUCH FASTER especially if you’re making even larger amounts (like for a party). So I’m using method 2 for this recipe. Method 1 results in the more traditional-looking grissini, though.

sesame grissini breadsticks

How to make vegan sesame grissini

The ingredients

You will need: 

  • all-purpose flour
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • water
  • sesame seeds

Of course, you can add all kinds of seeds or herbs on top instead of the sesame seeds. How about some rosemary, or poppy seed grissini?

The basic steps

flour, yeast, and salt in bowl
Step 1: Combine the flour, instant yeast, and salt in a mixing bowl.
vegan pizza dough in kitchen aid
Step 2: Add the olive oil and water. Let it knead by a kitchen machine with a dough hook (or use a spoon to stir and then your hands to knead the dough) until it’s a smooth dough.
dough with sesame seeds
Step 4: Once you have a smooth & risen dough, roll it out (like pizza), brush it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and sesame seeds.
cut dough with sesame seeds
Step 5: Cut the dough in strips – this works best with a pizza cutter. You can create really long, thin breadsticks, or you can cut them in half too if you want shorter ones.
twisting sesame grissini
Step 6: Now take each of the strips and twist them until they look like this.
baked sesame grissini
Step 7: These are the breadsticks after baking: They are perfectly crisp on the outside.

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sesame grissini breadsticks

Sesame Grissini / Breadsticks

Elephantastic Vegan
Love the breadsticks at restaurants? You can now make your own sesame grissini at home with this easy recipe! They are the perfect snack for parties!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 515 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt + more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil + more for brushing the top
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and instant yeast. Then add the olive oil and water. Stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until it's a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour; if it's too crumbly, add more water.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place until the dough doubles in size (for about 2 hours).
  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C or 400 °F.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper, like you would with pizza, and brush the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and sesame seeds on top.
  • With a pizza cutter, cut the dough in strips. Transfer the parchment paper with the grissini onto a baking sheet. Twist each of the strips.
  • Bake the sesame grissini in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden and crispy.


Calories: 515kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 16gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 398mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gCalcium: 58mgIron: 7mg
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