Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sesame-Free Tarator Sauce

Tarator made with sunflower seed butter

Sunflower seed tarator on fish

     This is a Middle Eastern sauce that is usually based on (sesame) tahini and lemon juice. This version with sunflower seed butter is different from but quite as good as the original. It is rich, sharp and perfect on grilled meats and fish and on savory fritters such as egg-free, wheat-free, bean-free falafel

        Note that some people who are allergic to nuts and/or peanuts are also allergic to sunflower seeds. Ask your allergist if you're not sure.

     juice of 1 lemon (See Juice in the Glossary)
     3/4 c. water
     1/2 tsp. salt (See Salt in the Glossary)
     1/2 c. sunflower seed butter
     2 cloves garlic
     2 Tb. olive oil (See Oil in the Glossary)

Put all ingredients in a blender and puree thoroughly.

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