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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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You find different variations on pine nut sauces in Egypt, the Lebanon and Syria. They are usually thinner than the Turkish tarator sauce, which is thick like a mayonnaise. Tarator is also made using walnuts and is very easy to produce using a food processor. Tarator also makes a nice dip for raw vegetables.


  • 85 g/ 3 oz pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed and finely chopped


Grind the pine nuts to a coarse powder in a coffee grinder (not forgetting to clean it first). Put the garlic into a food processor with the ground pine nuts, salt and black pepper.

With the machine running at full speed, add the olive oil through the feeder tube, then the lemon juice. If necessary, add a little more oil to achieve a thick, spoonable sauce. Taste, adding more lemon juic