Toum — the best and easiest garlic sauce

Toum — the best and easiest garlic sauce

by Olivia Bell 2 months ago
105 Kcal
  • Protein 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates 0.5g
  • Fat 11.7g
Very easy cooking
15 min

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Toum — the best and easiest garlic sauce

Toum, the garlic sauceToum, the garlic sauce

Toum is an airy, pungent whipped garlic sauce, originated from Lebanese cuisine. Made with just 2 main ingredients, garlic and grapeseed oil, this simple condiment will take your food to the next level! Toum is actually more like a spread than a sauce, due to its thickness. It will be a superb highlight to chicken or any other grilled meat and giro wraps, or, along with other dips, it can be served platter-style with flatbread and toast. Once you try this easy recipe, you’ll be using this dip in all sorts of ways!

Cooking directions


  • 1/2 cup garlic cloves (about 20 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups grapeseed oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, divided

Step 1. Ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature for a more reliable outcome. Add garlic and salt in the food processor and run until finely chopped for 10-20 seconds.

Step 2. With processor running, drizzle in 5 tablespoons of oil, and process until blended.

Step 3. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and process for about 30 seconds. Lemon helps to emulsify the structure of the sauce so the oil doesn’t overpower the garlic.

Step 4. Without stopping the processor, slowly drizzle in remaining oil and process until fully blended. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; pulse to combine.

Step 5. Cover and chill until ready to serve, up to 1 day.

Washington is filled with diverse cuisines and is a real gem for foodies — especially for those who enjoy pairing their culinary discoveries with historical research through sightseeing. It’s an excellent place to find top-notch restaurants specializing in cuisines from every inch of the globe, so don’t miss a chance to try the food which you always wanted to. Nosh your way through the city filled with smells of Lebanese, Chinese or Ethiopian cuisines and let this city open up from the absolutely new, unexpected side!

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