Lebanese Garlic Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Lebanese Garlic Sauce

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"This is a garlic powered lemony dressing. Serve with meats, as a seasoning in salad dressings or on pocket bread sandwiches or tear off pieces of pita bread and dip in it. If sauce separates while in storage, just stir or blend again."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In the container of a blender, combine the garlic cloves, lemon juice and salt. Blend at medium speed until smooth. Continue blending while pouring olive oil into the blender in a thin stream. The mixture should become thick and white like salad dressing. Store refrigerated in a glass container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2006

Very good garlic taste. I was looking for the garlic sauce that they use on shawarma which is a little thicker than this and has less lemon zing. It was too much lemon for me, so I added a bit more salt to combat the zing. Next time I'm going to try it with about half the oil and less than a quarter of the lemon juice, with salt to taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2012

tha' not the sauce iwas looking, the one i need is a really white sauce thick and kind of sugary


35 Ratings

Nov 27, 2006

This is fantastic, just like LaShish. I recomend using a blender, it did not emulsify when I used the food processor. I also use canola oil instead of EVOO

Oct 02, 2005

I was looking for a recipe that duplicated the garlic sauce from Zankou chicken. This was great! Next time I might substitute 1/2 of the olive oil with canola, the sauce had a strong olive oil taste. Served with grilled chicken, lamb, tabouleh & pita bread.

Feb 08, 2006

I have been looking for this garlic recipe for a while now. I love it. A little less lemon and maybe a bit more salt. I didn't use all of the olive oil either. Great with chicken, lamb, hummus and pita. I put it on everything. The taste of garlic will be with you for several days.

Mar 07, 2006

I love all lebanese foods and I love anything with garlic so for me this was out of this world. This is very garlicky so you can tone it down to your taste to maybe 4 small bulbs. Like previous reviewers, I cut down on the oil a bit.

Sep 07, 2006

This sauce is great on everything: fish, chicken, vegetables, bread. Sometimes I cooked the meats with the sauce, other times I topped the meats with the sauce after cooking. It makes a great sandwich spread too. The only change I made was 2 cups EVOO instead of 3. Because I find EVOO to have a very strong taste, I used 1/2 C of the dark green EVOO, and 1 1/2 C light EVOO. This was a big hit with friends and guests.

Jul 31, 2006

Although I'm giving it 4 stars, it didn't turn out for me, it was too runny, not think like it should be- but maybe I didn't do it right, I'll try it again because the flavor is good.


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  • Calories
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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