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Taratoor (Sesame Sauce)

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Category: Sauces, Dips

 Ingredients List

  • 3 md Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 c Tahini paste
  • 1 c Cold water
  • 1/2 c Lemon juice
  • 1 ts Salt


In a deep bowl, mash the garlic to a paste with a
pestle or the back of a large spoon. Stir in the
tahina. then, with a whisk of spoon, beat in 1/2 cup
of the cold water, the lemon juice, and salt. Still
beating, add up to 1/2 cup more of water, 1 tablespoon
at a time, until the sauce has the consistency of
thick mayonnaise and holds its shape almost solidly in
a spoon. Taste for seasoning. Taratoor can be served
as a sauce with baked fish or fried cauliflower, and
is used as an ingredient in hummus and baba ghannooj.

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