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Radish Dipped in Whipped Garlic Toum

Toum – Qucik, Easy & Delicious

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Diet: Vegan


Toum is a full-bodied, fragrant whipped garlic sauce that adds incredible depth and flavour to virtually any dish, and will keep in the fridge for 4 weeks.  It takes only 4 ingredients that you probably have on hand – and you can have it ready in 15 minutes!


  • 1 Head garlic
  • Juice of one lemon (45ml)
  • 1/21 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 370ml neutral oil (I use rapeseed oil)
  • 4 Tbsp ice water


  1. Begin by peeling the garlic cloves. Cut the cloves in half, then remove the light green germ from the centre. This not only keeps the Toum nice and white, but also prevents it from becoming bitter as the germ can add an unpleasant bitterness.
  2. Prepare some ice water and set it aside.
  3. Place the garlic and salt in a food processor and blend briefly to break down the garlic. Depending on your blender type, this might only require two or three quick pulses. Then, scrape down the sides with a plastic spatula, add the lemon juice and blend again to combine the ingredients.
  4. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the oil. Begin by adding ¼ of the oil, and then add 1 tablespoon of ice water. Gradually continue adding the oil, incorporating 1 tablespoon of ice water with every ¼ cup of oil. If you’re using a micro food processor with a lid, simply remove the lid, add a little oil, and blend in increments, adding oil and iced water as directed above.
  5. Keep adding the oil and ice water until all the oil is used and the garlic sauce has thickened. This process typically takes around 10 minutes, leaving you with a light, whipped consistency.

And… it’s as simple as that!

Let us know how it went!



The Toum can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one month. To extend the shelf life, simply freeze small portions for later use, then defrost in the fridge. Oh – and remember to read the introduction to discover all the amazing ways we love to use Toum.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Category: Dips & Sauces


  • Calories: 491.3kcal
  • Sugar: 0.25g
  • Sodium: 382.83mg
  • Fat: 54.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.02g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 49.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.31g
  • Fiber: 0.14g
  • Protein: 0.37g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Toum, Garlic Sauce

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