Tarator - Sesame Sauce Recipe
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Taratour is usually served with roast chicken or sautéed vegetables.
It's an essential ingredient in  Chickpea purée (hummus) or Eggplant purée (baba ghannouj)

 In Lebanon a touch of garlic is added. This sauce falls into the category of cold mezze (hors d'oeuvre). It is often combined with chopped bunches of parsley and served as a salad. Use flat leaf parsley, which has more flavor. 

- 3 cloves of garlic (or less, depending on the country)
- 250 ml (1 cup) shelled mashed sesame seeds (tahini)
- 200-250 ml (3/4 - 1 cup) cold water
- 8 tbsp. lemon juice
- A good pinch of salt
  1. mash the garlic to a paste in a mortar;
  2. add the tahini and gradually blend in the liquid (the 200 ml / 3/4 cup water and lemon juice), stirring constantly;
  3. season with salt; check the consistency and add more water if necessary to obtain a mayonnaise-like texture.
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