"Deceptively simple recipe for Lebanese-style whipped garlic. Intense and delicious, with an infinite number of applications -- it's lovely spread on plain pita bread or used a dip for veggies." — POMPIER850
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peeled garlic cloves
salt, or to taste
Am Lebanese and was really surprised when I saw that recipe posted here... the secret ingredient in this recipe is to add a little bit of lemon juice and the end.. the garlic will turn to white color.. it's yummmmmmmmmi with grilled chicken
I agree with another reviewer, roasting the garlic makes it mellow. I could not imagine eating this raw. This is way too much salt and way too much oil. Cut back the salt to taste or perhaps a teaspoon, drizzle the oil over the cloves just enough so that the blender does not stall. I also use the small baby food blender cups, and make this in batches so the salt and oil is very limited; sometimes I add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the mix rather than more oil. I have been roasting garlic for about 10 years now and love it. I use it on baked potatoes, hot pasta, mixed with a little butter to make garlic toast or brushed on brushetta before adding the topping. It is wonderful on sandwiches in place of butter or mayo. I have been known to add 1/2 a teaspoon of red chili flakes before pureeing the cloves. Please, try roasting it first, you will really like it and it's versatility!
I make this all the time, with one KEY difference. I roast the garlic first. It's easy.. just cut the tops off of five or six bulbs of garlic, wrap in foil, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or so until they're mushy. Then squeeze out all the garlicky goodness and mix with salt if desired. It's amazingly good, and the garlic isn't hot after being roasted. I wonder if this part was missing from the recipe? I can't imagine eating 3 cups of raw garlic. Yikes! Anyway, try it that way and it might be much tastier. :-)
Try doing 2/3 roasted garlic, 1/3 raw garlic. The combination of the roasted and raw enhances both.
All I have to say is "WOW!" I love it! and it's so easy to make. Of course, my children wouldn't come near me for the rest of the day, but it was worth it:)
This was aweful! I wasted 9 heads of perfectly roasted garlic! It was SO salty I think I felt my blood pressure rise! I only put in half the amount of salt. Did I miss something? If you roast it, do you put no salt in? I think I might try this again but with no salt. Then again, I think I have better things to do with that much garlic!
I did not enjoy this! Way too salty and so hot I almost burned the inside of my mouth. I was disappointed. I am accustomed to Lebanese puree that is white, light and fluffy with strong garlic, but definately not THAT strong. This was yellow, soupy, salty and beyond hot.
I was hoping this was like the branded Lebanese Breeze whipped garlic... maybe I did something wrong but it was WAY too hot. This is coming from a family of serious garlic lovers. I will still use everything in recipes - it certainly will not go to waste, but WOW!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 83
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