Two of my most favorite items there are vegetarian stuffed grape leaves and chicken kebabs. The chicken kebabs and sandwiches come with this delicious garlic sauce…kind of like a super garlicky mayo.
The garlic dip recipe comes from Anissa Helou’s Lebanese Cuisine cookbook. The dip was excellent!
- 8 garlic cloves
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 egg yolk
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 4 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP yogurt
- Chop the garlic, add the salt to the garlic and with the back of your knife, make a paste by adding pressure to the knife as you run the knife over the garlic. The salt acts as an abrasive and helps the garlic turn into a nice paste.
- Whisk the egg in a mixing bowl and then add the garlic paste. Stir in the lemon juice, then slowly whisk int he olive oil; then add the yogurt.
- Use the garlic sauce as a dip for grilled chicken.