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Lebanese Garlic Dip - Toum Recipe
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Lebanese Garlic Sauce - Toum Recipe

Authentic Toum recipe -Lebanese Garlic Sauce. Loads of garlic. Vegan and gluten free
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 685kcal
Author: Janelle Hama


  • Blender
  • Nutri Blender
  • Handheld Blender


  • 1 cup Fresh garlic, peeled
  • 2.5-3 Cups Sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 whole Fresh lemon, juiced
  • ½ tablespoon Salt


  • Peel garlic (toum) and set aside
  • Add garlic and salt in an immersion/hand held blender or blender.
  • Roughly mince

Hand held / immersion blender

  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil every thirty seconds and blender well before adding the next lot.
  • Add tablespoon of lemon juice after every third or fourth oil tablespoon of oil, blend well

Blender / Food processor

  • Continually drip oil into blender / food processor via the flow of a fine string (DO NOT pour in)
  • Every so often, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. (DO NOT over add - this will cause the sauce to break up)
  • Continue to add oil and lemon juice until all blended



Serving: 30 | Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 3511mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 2mg