Sesame Sauce (Taratour)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Yields about 1 cup (250 ml)
½ cup (120 g) tahini
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup (125 ml) plus 2 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic, crushed in a mortar and pestle with ½ teaspoon salt
1. Whisk together the tahini and lemon juice in a medium bowl (the sauce will thicken).
2. Whisk in the water drop-by-drop at ﬁrst, and then in a thin drizzle (the sauce will thicken even more at ﬁrst and then thin out).
3. Stir in the garlic and refrigerate until serving.
Recipe courtesy of An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair by Faith Gorsky (Tuttle Publishing; Nov. 2012); reprinted with permission.