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Toum Recipe

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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.
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