Tarator Sauce


Most commonly a sesame-based sauce, tarator can be found in many variations throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. Prep: 5 minutes.


Makes about 2 cups

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2 cups pine nuts
3 slices firm-textured white bread, crusts removed and bread torn into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Place all ingredients in a food processor with 1/3 cup water, and process 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl, and process 30 seconds more or until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Suzanne Williamson Pollak,


May 2007
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