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Test Kitchen Approved

Tarator Tahini Sauce

Recipe By Matt Wallington


1 cup

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Matt Wallington

A delectable Middle Eastern sauce that pairs well with lamb.

Serving Suggestions

Great as a dip for our Lamb Kebabs with Baharat Glaze.



1/2 cup tahini

1/4 cup water

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Ground Cumin Seeds (Organically Sourced)

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  • Ground Sumac Berries Spice

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  • Cayenne Pepper Chile Powder

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Place tahini, 1/8 cup water, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, sumac and cayenne in blender and process on high speed. With the blender running, continue adding more water 1 to 2 tsp. at a time until sauce becomes smooth and the consistency of mayonnaise. Add parsley and process to incorporate.