Thick-Style Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Thick-Style Lebanese Garlic Sauce

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"This version is a fail-safe recipe that our family has perfected for the Lebanese Garlic Sauce. It can be used as a condiment on grilled meats, as a salad dressing, and in dishes that require good garlic flavor. We have found immersion blending works much better than using the blender. If you double the batch, don't double the salt, rather use 1 1/2 tablespoons."


15 m servings 123 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the garlic, salt, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and olive oil in a quart-sized jar. Submerge an immersion blender in the mixture to the bottom of the jar. Mix with the blender resting on the bottom of the jar until the ingredients thicken, 1 to 2 minutes. Angle the mixer to pull ingredients from the sides of the jar and lift it toward the top to better combine. Continue blending until the mixture reaches a texture similar to mayonnaise.
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  1. 79 Ratings


the ingredients are great and acurate but as a lebanese i would suggest blending the garlic with the salt first and then slowly adding the oil and the lemon in alternation as you blend. go slow ...

I have been making Lebanese Garlic Sauce for a few years, and this is the best recipe I have found. It tastes just like the sauce at our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. I did make a few ch...

Awesome recipe don't change a thing. You MUST use an immersion blender otherwise it will separate. Food processors and blenders don't work. I purchased a bamix just for this recipe. Thank you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! The immersion blending and the egg white are truly the key. If you're used to a thick style sauce like they serve in the Detroit area then throw in the egg w...

MMmm!! I love this stuff. I usually add a tablespoon of Mayonnaise that's the way I learned. For the reviewer that complained, -make sure your olive oil is a good quality, more $$ - and not stal...

This was excellent! I did make a few minor changes based on some previous reviews - I only used about half the olive oil, and I doubled the garlic as we were looking for something really high-p...

I'm not sure how to rate this. I love garlic sauce and I only used the given ingredients but my amounts were completely different. I used twice as much garlic and only olive oil to make the cons...

I thought this was very good, however I did have some trouble getting it to thicken and added a bit of plain yogurt. (I went to the store earlier to get an immersion blender - it was even on sal...

Great recipe, Sam's club sells whole clove garlic already peeled in a big jar.