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Middle Eastern Garlic Sauce

What you need: 

1 cup fresh garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 fresh jalapeno pepper (optional)

What you do: 

It is essential that the ingredients are added in this order or the sauce will separate so be careful!
1) In a blender, blend garlic and add jalapeno (if using). Add oil. Keep blending. Very slowly add lemon juice. It should be about the consistency of mayonnaise or a little thinner. Add salt at the end. Careful! The sauce has serious kick to it as well as being mega garlicky!
Source of recipe: I got this recipe from my old boss who owned a Middle Eastern Restaurant

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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Yeah, I usually use it as a veggie dip but if you love garlic (like me) then there are a billion uses. Try it on bread or a sandwhich. Sometimes I thin it out and use it as a salad dressing. I've taken it to family get-togethers and people think it's just a sour cream type dip so you might want to put a warning on it.


this was really easy to make, and my husband and I really enjoyed it. I used it as a sauce to put over steamed vegetables (I was unsure what the sauce was supposed to be used for, but I was looking for something to do with with veggies). This recipe makes a lot though! I knew it would so I quartered it, but it still made a bit too much. Next time I will make more veggies to go with it, or save the leftovers to use in another meal.

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