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




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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

2/3 cup
48 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 4g; dietary fiber 1.4g; sugars 0.9g; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 4679.2IU; vitamin c 25.3mg; folate 16.3mcg; calcium 45.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 65.6mg; potassium 313mg; sodium 182.2mg.

1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat