Toum (garlic sauce)

Toum (garlic sauce)

You must be logged in to favorite a recipe.Login

Thanks for your rating!

You must be logged in to rate a recipe. Login

  • Easy
  • 5 minutes

Toum is a Lebanese garlic sauce that you can use as you please, but Teddy Zaki, Great SA Bake-Off alumnus and owner of Just Teddy eatery in Joburg, recommends having it with shish tawook (marinated chicken kebabs).


  • 2 T water
  • 2–3 T Woolworths tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt, to taste
  • fresh parsley large bunch, chopped

Cooking Instructions

Stir a little water into the tahini until soft and creamy. Add the garlic, lemon juice and salt. Check the seasoning, then add the parsley. Serve with shish tawook.

Find the recipe for shish tawook here.

Find more dip recipes here. 

Photographs: Elsa Young
Production: Abigail Donnelly


Teddy Zaki Recipe by: Teddy Zaki
View all recipes

Teddy Zaki is the creator of Just Teddy – Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie at Hyde Park Corner, known for its luxe blend of French and Middle Eastern cuisine. The chef and pâtissier is the author of Just Teddy – Petals from Paris and was also a finalist on The Great South African Bake Off. Follow him on Instagram @just___teddy.

Social Media

Related Recipes