Recipe courtesy of Joyce Goldstein
In Turkey, tarator refers to a walnut sauce while in Lebanon and Syria the name refers to a sauce that contains sesame tahini. You can add tahini (4 tablespoons) to this sauce; if you do, you’ll also need to add a bit more lemon juice (1 teaspoon).
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted
- 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
- ½ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs, fresh, soaked in water
- 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt
Combine all in the container of a blender or food processor. If too thick, thin with water.
Salt to taste.
Nutritional information per serving (1/8th of recipe) :
Calories: 250⁄ Protein: 3 g ⁄ Carbohydrate: 8 g ⁄ Fiber: 1 g ⁄ Sodium: 200 mg
Saturated fat: 3 g ⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 8 g ⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 12 g
Trans fat: 0 g ⁄ Cholesterol: 0 mg
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