Toum Recipe: Everyone’s Favorite Garlic Sauce

Toum is a Lebanese garlic sauce with a creamy, fluffy consistency that’s a perfect addition to grilled meats and veggies alike. It comes together in under 10 minutes and is made with just a handful of ingredients, including garlic, oil, lemon juice and salt.

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Toum Recipe

Toum Recipe: Everyone’s Favorite Garlic Sauce

  • Author: Shanthi Appelo


Toum is a Lebanese garlic sauce that is creamy, fluffy and intensely garlicky. Garlic and salt are added to a food processor or blender and combined with an egg white to fluff up the mixture, then a constant stream of oil makes the texture silky smooth. Enjoy this versatile sauce with foods like chicken shawarma, grilled veggies or other Middle Eastern dishes.


  • 1 head garlic, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • ½ tsp. coarse sea salt
  • ¾ cup avocado oil
  • 1 large pasteurized egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice


  1. Add garlic and salt to a dry food processor or high powered blender. Blend until garlic is well-chopped.
  2. Add about 1-2 tablespoons oil until the mixture has formed a paste-like texture.
  3. Keep the machine running and add the egg white until the mixture is frothy and white.
  4. Let the machine keep running and slowly drizzle in the remaining oil (a thin thread-like stream).
  5. Add lemon juice and continue to blend until the consistency is thick and fluffy. Add more salt to taste.

Toum Recipe

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