Lebanese Garlic Paste Toum Recipe

Toum Garlic Paste
The key to making perfect Toum is adding the oil and the lemon gradually so the paste is emulsified.

Serve this paste with crackers or bite sized pita wedges. Top with chopped lettuce and tomato if desired.

Rating: 4.5  stars Read Reviews (4)

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  • Type
  • Vegetarian
  • Level
  • Medium
  • Prep Time
  • 30 Minutes
  • Total Time
  • 30 Minutes
  • Yield
  • 12 Servings
Tools You Will Need:
1 cup
1 tbsp
Food processor
Small saucepan 
4 cups of canola oil
½ cup lemon juice
1 cup peeled garlic cloves, whole
1 tsp salt
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1. In a food processor, puree the garlic and salt.

2. With the food processor turned on, gradually add ½ cup oil. This is
extremely important- the paste will separate if you add the oil too quickly.
3. Slowly add 2 tsp lemon juice.

4. Continue adding ½ cup oil followed by 2 tsp lemon juice until all the
ingredients are added.

Do not exceed these amounts, or the paste will separate. Serve at room
temperature or chilled. 
Best Served With: Pita Bread

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Rate and Review This Recipe

I did it!
I used to buy it from the resturants but now No No not any more.
It is wonderful, it is so yummy yummy.
Magi, Sat Mar 17, 2012
I go eat at a place specifically cause they have this fantastic garlic paste they serve with most everything. It looks the same and they said they make it with canola oil but I don't know about the lemon, will definitely be making this to try at home. Served with chicken kabobs.
dixie, Thu Nov 10, 2011
I made this successfully at a friends home but when I make it at my home I get a pourable liquid content even when adding the ingredients slowly. My blender is much more powerful. Could that be why?
Joyce, Sat Oct 08, 2011
Nice recipe, I recommend serving it with pickles and tahini
Adam Z, Thu Apr 21, 2011