Tarator Sauce

Tahini on a wooden spoon
Tahini on a spoon. FotografiaBasica / Getty Images
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1-2 cups (6 servings)
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Tarator sauce is perfect for meats, and even better on pita sandwiches like shawarma. It is a universal sauce and can be used on veggies, seafood, beef, chicken, and lamb.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup tahini (store bought or homemade)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley (finely chopped)

How to Make It

  1. In a food processor, combine tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and cumin together. Mix well and add water as you are combining the ingredients.
  2. Remove from processor and scoop into a small bowl. Stir in parsley.
  3. Serve immediately, or store in refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 278
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 8 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)