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.

This recipe goes with Grilled Shrimp with Tarator Sauce

Yield: Makes about 2 cups
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  1. 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.
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