Garlic sauce   Authentic Italian recipe

Ingredients / Serves 6

  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz - 3/4 C) vinegar
  • 25 g (1 oz) soft part of bread
  • Time:
    preparation: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 12 (kcal) 1 % GDA (*)- 50 (kJ)
    Protein: 0.4 (g) 1 % GDA
    Total fat: 0.1 (g) 1 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 2.6 (g) 1 % GDA
    Sugars: 0.9 (g) 1 % GDA

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This sauce belongs to the Middle Ages; it was a poor dressing but many people used it for preserving food too. Now it is served with boiled fish, meat and vegetables but rarely.
Baste soft part of bread with a little vinegar and peel garlic. Beat bread and garlic in a mortar vigorously until you have an homogenous mixture. Pour it into a sauce boat and dilute with the remaining vinegar.
The sauce is ready.


  • This original recipe has been modified in the years:
  • - Somebody adds some oil, salt and black pepper; eventually a little vinegar for diluting it.
  • - Other people warm up it a little in a saucepan.
  • - Other people realize a marinated version adding onion and black pepper.