Magic sauce

Magic sauce


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About this recipe: Our diet is based mostly on olive oil and wild herbs in the south western area of Turkey, more so in Bodrum where we live. There are even jokes to keep people from Bodrum away from your garden, because we eat any green that would be edible, that includes nettles, chards, spinach, wild asparagus etc. But the most important addition to these greens is our magic sauce. This magic sauce turns every vegetable dish into something delicious and surprisingly every dish remains unique even though the sauce is the same but as every dish is made with different herbs it tastes totally different. So here goes the magic sauce recipe.

CookingClassesBodrum Mugla, Turkey

Serves: 4 

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 120ml fresh lemon juice
  • 120ml early harvest olive oil
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Crush the garlic into the lemon juice with a garlic press and whisk thoroughly for about 5 minutes then add the olive oil slowly (similar to how you make mayonnaise) then add salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer the sauce to a saucepan and warm just very slightly to a luke warm temperature and pour over cold vegetables. Simple as that. Bon appetit!


You can add any citrus juice, but whisk the garlic with lemon juice before adding any other fruit juice.

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