Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Lebanese Garlic Sauce

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The Lebanese Garlic Sauce is not for the soft-hearted. As it is blended smoothly with the rest of the ingredients, the garlic imparts a very strong flavour to this sauce, which also has a pleasant tang thanks to lemon juice.

You need to mix in the oil carefully, as explained in the recipe, in order to get the right consistency, similar to mayonnaise. You can store this sauce in the fridge in an airtight container for around two days.

The garlic sauce can be used as an accompaniment to Vegetable Crudités and Herbed Pita Strips or as a spread on Pita .

Lebanese Garlic Sauce recipe - How to make Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.75 cup
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1/4 cup roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup oil
salt to taste
1/4 tsp white pepper powder

  1. Combine the garlic, lemon juice and ¼ cup of oil in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the remaining ½ cup of oil in a very slow stream while whisking continuously using an electric beater ,till it gets the consistency of mayonnaise.
  3. Add the salt and white pepper, mix well and store it in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy125 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates0.5 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat13.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.1 mg


Lebanese Garlic Sauce
 on 13 Mar 19 01:02 AM

Best ever, use on meat another way my friend showed me was in blender same recipe ingredients but whisk up in blender no cooking. Use on everything.
Tarla Dalal
13 Mar 19 09:32 AM
   Thanks for your feedback.
Lebanese Garlic Sauce
 on 04 Oct 18 06:43 AM

Lebanese Garlic Sauce
 on 09 Dec 16 02:40 AM

I used to hang around in the Lebanese community. Learned how to make many dishes from the grandmothers who spoke little English. Amazing food, even more amazing people.
Tarla Dalal
09 Dec 16 10:50 AM
   Diane, nice to hear from you.
Lebanese Garlic Sauce
 on 18 Jan 16 10:11 AM

I have not tried this recipe yet but it sounds just like skordalia, which is a Greek appetizer dip.
Lebanese Garlic Sauce
 on 19 Jun 13 02:38 PM

the flavour in this sauce is excellent and you can taste the added lemon juice in it. the lemon juice balances the flavour out