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toum lebanese garlic paste in a small container

Toum Lebanese Garlic Sauce

  • Author: Mariam N.
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 48 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Toum garlic sauce is a delicious Lebanese dip-style garlic paste for barbecued chicken and vegetables made with garlic, lemon juice, and oil.


  • 3 cups of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of garlic cloves (green germ removed)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Peel the cloves of garlic, remove splinters, and the green germ inside each clove.
  2. Place the garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse until they're minced.
  3. Add the salt and pulse a little more.
  4. Slowly start adding the oil and lemon juice in intervals (pulse for a few minutes between each addition).
  5. Keep pulsing until you're done adding all the oil and lemon juice.
  6. You'll have a soft but emulsified white paste that's ready to serve.
  7. Serve and sahtein!


  • The sauce keeps for up to month if refrigerated in an airtight container.Β 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: toum, toom, Lebanese garlic sauce, garlic paste, toumaya

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