Tarator – Walnuts with Garlic Sauce


  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. of walnuts, shelled
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 10 slices or 1/2 loaf of dry bread
  • salt to taste


Pound garlic in mortar with salt until well-crushed. Add walnuts and pound to blend well. Soak bread in water thoroughly and squeeze to remove moisture. Add to garlic and pound until well mashed. A blender can also be used. Add olive oil and vinegar alternately, blending thoroughly after each addition. Add warm water, blend well. If a thinner sauce is preferred add a little more warm water. Correct seasoning by adding salt if necessary. This recipe makes three cups of garlic sauce which is also excellent over fried fish.

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