Classic taratur (or tarator) doesn’t usually have nuts, just tahini. It’s often served with vegetables or even falafel. This walnut version is great with cooked vegetables and grilled or braised lamb.
Place walnuts in a food processor and reduce to a smooth paste. Place the paste in a bowl with all remaining ingredients. Mix well with a fork. The mixture will become thick and even harden a little.
Gradually add water until you reach your desired texture: thick, creamy or liquidy. Taste and adjust seasoning.
A variation of the Sesame Taratur from The Spice Trekkers Cook at Home