Tarator sauce

Do you know that sauce that looks like hummus whenever you order a kebab at your favourite kiosk?  Well, that’s tahini sauce… or tarator sauce.  I love its intense and tangy flavour and I always order it with my kebab!  I also found out it is pretty easy to make at home and it has become our new favourite dip and sandwich sauce.  Try and have some with home-made whole meal pita bread, shawarma sandwiches or kebabs and you will thank me!!!


Recipe adapted from About.com Middle Eastern Food

1 cup tahini
3/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash of cumin powder

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container.

Tarator sauce

This sauce makes a fantastic dip and it is the perfect sauce for shawarma sandwiches or kebabs.


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10 Responses to TARATOR SAUCE

  1. Going to a bbq on Friday, and bringing this sauce along with a salad. Will be perfect for grilled meats. Thanks for another great recipe Manu.

  2. I love tarator..you should try it with fried fish! heaven!
    and you can tur it into a salad by adding chopped tomatoes and parsely..one of my favorites

  3. Suzi says:

    One of my favorite sauces, I put it on falafels. Yummy!!

  4. visda says:

    Nice! I didn’t know how to make Tarator Sauce. You make every thing sound easy to make.:-)

  5. kankana says:

    everytime we go to eat out in any Middle eastern restaurant .. I have to order this sauce and some pita bread .. my fav appetizer !

  6. PolaM says:

    I had no idea it was so easy, or that I could use tahini for anything else than hummus. Will have to buy some tahini then!

  7. Shumaila says:

    I love this sauce on shawarmas. Have never made it at home. Next time I go to the specialty store I am picking up tahini to make this.

  8. Tiffany says:

    I love tahini with falafel or even thinned out a bit and used as a salad dressing!

  9. Lyn says:

    This sauce looks great and is really easy to make! ;)
    I’m gonna find tahini! :D

  10. Manu, Im loving all of your Middle Eastern recipes!!! Israelis put tahini on everything! There is no meal without some hummus or tahini present!

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