Traditional Toum (Lebanese Garlic Sauce) Recipe
Mortar and Pestle Method: Depending on the size of your mortar and pestle, you may need to make the recipe in smaller batches, dividing the ingredient amounts in half or quarters. In the mortar and pestle, combine the garlic and salt, grinding until it becomes a smooth paste. Work oil into paste one teaspoon at a time. After adding 1 tablespoon of oil, work in a few drops of lemon juice. Repeat until all the oil, lemon juice, and water have been incorporated.