Toum (Lebanese garlic sauce)

Toum (Lebanese garlic sauce)


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About this recipe: An authentic Lebanese toum sauce recipe. Garlic is pounded in a mortar and pestle with salt, oil and lemon juice. It makes a fantastic dip or spread in a falafel wrap.


Serves: 6 

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil or as needed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Crush garlic in a mortar and pestle with a generous pinch of salt. Mix in oil a teaspoon at a time until the mixture will absorb no more oil. Stir in the lemon juice. serve at room temperature with Lebanese breads, houmous or tabbouleh.

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