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“Please note that the recipe does not recognize the ingredient Tahina sauce, so I am putting it here. Please use 4 heaping tablespoons of tahina sauce in the recipe. This is the recipe I make at home using tahina sauce as the main base. It is a basic recipe and just the way everyone in my family likes it. I'm glad, though, that there are so many different tahina recipes out there, because then you can just prepare the kind you like. Or you can do a combination of recipes to see which ones suits your fancy. For this recipe, I use bottled lemon juice, but you can always use fresh lemon juice if you like.”

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  1. In a food processor combine all ingredients, minus the 2 tablespoons of water. Pulse on slow for 1 minute. Stir with spoon to check consistency, as it shouldn't be thick.
  2. Add the 2 tablespoons of water, and pulse again for 30 seconds. It should be fine at this point.
  3. Split the tahina onto two plates. Put 1 tablespoon and 1 1/2 tablespoons of zaatar on each plate. Serve immediately with pita bread.

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