Tarator Dressing

nut free, soy free, gluten free, raw 1 serving 5 minutes 5 minutes

Tarator is a sauce that’s widely used in the middle east, and provides a tart, nutty flavor, thanks to the combo of lemon juice and tahini, which is simply sesame seed paste. We’re going to step it up a notch and make it a salad dressing, so let’s bump up the versatility.

Tahini is basically sesame seed paste. It’s a great source of copper, which is your ally if you have rheumatoid arthritis, but it’s also rich in manganese, calcium, magnesium, and iron. With hummus growing in popularity, tahini is becoming more available in conventional grocery stores. However, if you’re having a hart time locating this ingredient, you can resort to either a health food store (Sprouts, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s), or check out your nearest Middle Eastern grocery store.
Feel free to play around with the ingredients and portions. Some of you like a thicker consistency, some of you hate parsley, and some of you have limes instead of lemons. Go ahead, mess around, it ain’t no thang.

1-2 lemons, juiced
2 tbsp tahini
1 clove fresh garlic, crushed
2 tbsp water
small handful fresh parsley, minced
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Combine in a small bowl and whisk/stir together.
Serve with salads, dip bread in it, wrestle in it. It’s a free country.