This toum recipe makes a small batch of delicious Lebanese garlic dipping sauce. Not for the faint of heart! Keeps for weeks in the fridge. Serve at room temperature with Lebanese bread, hummus, and tabbouleh.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Crush garlic in a mortar and pestle with a generous pinch of salt until smooth. Mix in oil as needed, a teaspoon at a time, until mixture is emulsified. Stir in the lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
9g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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