Toum or toumya is a garlic sauce common to the Levant, Egypt, and Iraq. Similar to the Provençal aioli, it contains garlic, salt, olive oil or vegetable oil, and lemon juice, traditionally crushed together using a wooden mortar and pestle. There is also a variation popular in many places, such as the town of Zgharta, where mint is added; it is called "zeit and toum" (oil and garlic).
Toum is used as a dip, especially with French fries and chicken, and in Levantine sandwiches, especially those containing chicken.
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