Tarator is an easy-to-prepare tahini sauce that often accompanies baked fish, shawarma, falafel or cooked vegetables like these chard stalks. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2018

Kamal Mouzawak


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  • Strip any tough strings from chard stalks. Cook in the boiling water until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain; pat dry.

  • Meanwhile, use a fork to mash garlic with salt to make a paste. Mix in a small bowl with tahini. Gradually whisk in lemon juice: at first it will thicken and turn very hard, but keep mixing! Whisk in oil and enough water to yield a consistency for drizzling.

  • Arrange the chard on a platter. Drizzle with 1/4 cup sauce and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with more of the sauce on the side, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce (Step 3) for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

48 calories; 3.2 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 182 mg sodium. 313 mg potassium; 4 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2.1 g protein; 4679 IU vitamin a iu; 25 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 46 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 66 mg magnesium;