This simple sauce can be prepared while the pasta is cooking. The vegetable saute is optional.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook pasta 10 to 12 minutes, or until al dente.

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  • While pasta is cooking, stir together tahini and lemon juice. Place in a food processor with yogurt, water, and garlic cloves; process until smooth.

  • Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until soft. Add the mushrooms, and cook until soft. During the final few minutes of cooking add the bell pepper; the pepper should be still crispish.

  • Drain the pasta. Toss with the yogurt-tahini sauce, chopped parsley, and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the vegetable saute over the noodles.

Nutrition Facts

332.2 calories; 11.1 g protein; 48.2 g carbohydrates; 1.8 mg cholesterol; 35.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2004
i was a little skeptical when i mixed the sauce as it was really thin. so i cooked the vegetables in the sauce which reduced and thickened it and the end result was suprisingly good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2002
I made this recipe because I had a big jar of tahini I love sesame and I wanted to make somehting other than hummus. This recipe is in a word Weird. If you make the recipe as described the sauce is about the consistency of milk. I recommend leaving out the 3/4 cup of water. I had to heat the sauce and add cornstarch to make it look like a sauce and not soup. Flavor's OK and it's not hard to prepare. It's a little bland. Add aged Parmesan double the mushroom and red pepper amounts and it's OK. I've invented better pasta dishes from what's on hand though. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2004
i was a little skeptical when i mixed the sauce as it was really thin. so i cooked the vegetables in the sauce which reduced and thickened it and the end result was suprisingly good. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2002
I made this recipe because I had a big jar of tahini I love sesame and I wanted to make somehting other than hummus. This recipe is in a word Weird. If you make the recipe as described the sauce is about the consistency of milk. I recommend leaving out the 3/4 cup of water. I had to heat the sauce and add cornstarch to make it look like a sauce and not soup. Flavor's OK and it's not hard to prepare. It's a little bland. Add aged Parmesan double the mushroom and red pepper amounts and it's OK. I've invented better pasta dishes from what's on hand though. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2004
i was a little skeptical when i mixed the sauce as it was really thin. so i cooked the vegetables in the sauce which reduced and thickened it and the end result was suprisingly good. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2002
this is bad!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2010
A little bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Unique flavor - Wonderfu! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2007
I tried this recipe yesterday. It was delicious! I used green rather than red peppers and added them sooner as my old teeth needed a little softer bite. Even my finicky husband loved this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2011
I had to add a lot of salt and pepper just to bring some kind of flavor out from this bland sauce. Without it it tasted...well...tangy. The vegetables do add some sweetness to it. I'd suggest to add even more veggies. I would say I'll add more next time but unfortunately I don't think I'll be making this one again:-( Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2006
I liked this quite a bit; if you salt and pepper to taste it bring out some nice subtler flavors. I do think that the vegetable saute is a must and I agree with others' comments that the sauce is pretty thin. I think I'll be leaving out the water next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2005
I just remove the tahini from the recipe because I can't eat it and add chopped cucumber and red pepper to the yogurt sauce.Delicious!!!!!!!mmm Read More
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