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.