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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


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Step 1

Peel all of the garlic. You can speed this up by soaking the cloves in boiling water for just 1 minute and draining them immediately. The peel will slide off easily. Cut each garlic clove in half and remove the germ with a small knife. Then cut the halves in half again to have smaller chunks of garlic.

Step 2

Place the garlic into the jug of a hand mixer and add 1/2 tsp salt followed by the sunflower oil, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of cold water. With the hand blender positioned on the bottom of the jug, purée the garlic into a smooth paste without lifting the blender. It will automatically suck in small amounts of oil to emulsify with the garlic. After a couple of seconds, start lifting the blender minimally, only to allow a fraction more oil to stream in, then press it down again. Keep doing this to work in the rest of the oil until the emulsification is complete (you will notice the sound change). Then work in any of the garlic that hasn’t been blended yet. Your Toum should be as thick as mayonnaise. Scrape it into a bowl and serve.

Step 3

What to do if your emulsion breaks? The easiest way to fix a broken emulsion is to transfer the ingredients to a tall jug and add 4 tbsp of aquafaba (the liquid in a tin of chickpeas). Now use an immersion blender to blend it all together. Within a few seconds, it should emulsify into a smooth sauce.