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Tarator Sauce Recipe

A good cold sauce, popular in the Middle East, which you can serve with grilled fish, meat or vegetables – so ideal for barbecues, when people can perhaps help themselves.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans


For about 4 - 6 people:

2 slices of White Bread, with the crusts removed

100gr/3 oz Ground Almonds

2 large cloves of Garlic, peeled

1 bunch of Watercress, trimmed - about 120gr/4 oz in total

5 tablespoons (75ml) Good Olive Oil

6 tablespoon (90ml) Cold Water

4 tablespoons (60ml) Red Wine Vinegar

The juice of 1 Lemon

A little Salt & freshly-ground Black Pepper

Equipment needed: a Food Processor


1. Soak the bread in cold water, then squeeze it dry.

2. Put all the solid ingredients in a food processor and chop and blend.

3. Slowly add the water, followed by the other liquid ingredients.

4. Season with a little salt & pepper.

5. Transfer to a bowl and chill until needed - but serve at room temperature.

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