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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.

Usage examples of "toum".

From the few remaining toum planners' blue­prints we burrowed up to what bunkers we could.

Tom is Toum, the God of the Sunset (called the Son of Apollo, the Piper, the maker of music).