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Lebanese garlic sauce (Zait b'toom)


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Preparation time : 20 Min

Cooking time : 0 Min

Level of difficulty : Low

Lebanese garlic sauce (Zait b'toom)


4 servings

  • all cloves of 1 knob of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • about 2 cups olive oil
  • about 1/4 cup lemon juice


- Crush garlic in the salt with a mortar and pestle until the salt is dissolved.
Very gradually add 1 tablespoon of oil ( a few drops at a time) and then a few drops of lemon juice and, stirring in one direction with the pestle, blend into the garlic.
- When the oil has been completely absorbed into the garlic, very gradually add another tablespoon of oil alternately with a few more drops of lemon juice, continuing until the oil is no longer being absorbed into the garlic (after gradually adding four tablespoons you may use an electric blender)
- The mixture should be light and fluffy like whipped cream. If is not , you can save the day by mixing in a well-mashed potato

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