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Garlic Sour Cream Sauce

This is a hardcore garlic sour cream sauce, Romanian-style, made with a whole garlic bulb, tomatoes, and sour cream.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dips, Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Adina


  • about 1 bulb garlic Note 1
  • 2 level teaspoons mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 500 g/ about 2 cups/ 17 oz sour cream Note 2
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • fine sea salt and pepper


  • Peel the garlic cloves and grate them finely into a bowl. Add the mustard and some salt and mix well.
  • Add the oil gradually while stirring all the time, until the mixture emulsifies slightly, like a mayonnaise. Add the sour cream and mix well.
  • Remove the seeds from the tomatoes, chop them very finely. Add to the bowl and stir gently. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper to taste.



  1. Less according to taste, but be generous.
  2. Or smetana, creme fraiche. For a lower fat version use Greek yogurt with at least 3% fat.


Serving: 1/8 of the sauce | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 109mg | Sugar: 3g