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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tahini / Tarator Sauces

Tahini is a sesame seed paste. Tahini sauce is thinner than the paste and used in pita sandwiches, marinades, and dips. Tahini sauce is very easy to make. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it will keep for about two weeks. Tarator Sauce is used in a lot of Middle Eastern dishes, just add some cumin and you have Tarator Sauce variation
  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3 gloves garlic, crushed or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped, or 1/2t  dried and add to food processor or mortar and pestle
In a food processor or mortar and pestle, combine garlic (dried Parsley if using) and tahini. Add kosher salt.

Remove from food processor and add olive oil and lemon juice. If too thick, add a teaspoon of warm water until desired consistency.

Mix in parsley & can add a pinch of Cumin and you have  "Tarator Sauce", which  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.


  1. These sauces are AWESOME!!!!!!! Just tried them, will be back to try more recipes ty for the wonderful site and info!! Cheers!

  2. YW! This was such a flavorful sauce we tried it on everything, enjoy it in good health! :-)