Robust Garlic Puree

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Preparation info

  • About

    6 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

“Garlic mayonnaise” or “garlic spread” does not come close to describing the depth of flavor of this garlic puree. It will make your taste buds stand at attention! Traditionally offered with Grilled Chicken Kebabs, the spread can be enjoyed in many ways. If you are a garlic lover, then prepare yourself for complete satisfaction. It’s great for making garlic bread, as well.


For the Puree

  • 1 cup fresh cloves of garlic, peeled and at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups canola oil
  • ½ cup bottled lemon juice from concentrate at room temperature
  • or: ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained


    Prepare Ahead

    You can prepare this several days in advance. It should last for weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container. The intensity may decrease over time, but not the flavor.