This traditional Lebanese dipping sauce really packs a punch and goes perfect with everything from meat to bread. It contains only a handful of ingredients common to every kitchen and is quick and easy to make. Next time you are looking for a unique dip that can be served with a variety of foods, Toum is the best dip to try!
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
- ¼ cup of vegetable or olive oil (or less depending on garlic used)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
For a truly authentic preparation of Toum, a mortar and pestle is used. If a mortar and pestle are unavailable, ingredients can be blended using a food processor.
Start by crushing the garlic cloves until a smooth consistency. Add salt and mix further. Once garlic and salt are of a desired, smooth consistency, gradually add oil.
Add lemon juice and mix. The finished product should be smooth, paste-like, and creamy. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.