2000s Recipes + Menus

Tarator Sauce

Makesabout 1 cup
  • Active time:5 min
  • Start to finish:5 min
June 2008
This tahini-based sauce serves as the foundation for mezes like hummus and baba ghanouj throughout much of the Mediterranean, but it’s also a wonderful sauce in its own right, showing its versatility by adding a nutty, lemony hit to the köfte or to vegetables or fish.
  • 1/2 cup well-stirred tahini
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Purée all ingredients with 1/2 tsp salt in a blender until smooth.
Cooks’ note: Sauce keeps, chilled, 1 week.
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