Tarator (Almond Sauce)

Tarator (almond Sauce) Recipe

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This sauce is used on simple poached or steamed white fish. Pine nuts or hazelnuts (blanched and skins removed) can be used instead of almonds.


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20 Min
Food Processor


  • 1 c
    soft white breadcrumbs
  • 1 c
    ground blanched almonds
  • 2 clove
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 4-6 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    paprika for serving (optional)

How to Make Tarator (Almond Sauce)


  1. Place breadcrumbs, almonds, garlic, lemon juice and 4 tablespoons water in a food processor, and process until thick and smooth.
  2. With motor running, add oil in a thin stream. Add salt to taste and thin with remaining water if needed to make a thick creamy sauce.
  3. Place in bowl and sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

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About Tarator (Almond Sauce)

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Middle Eastern

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