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Easy Sos Czosnkowy (Polish Garlic Sauce Recipe)

Creamy sos czosnkowy is a famous Polish garlic sauce recipe commonly served as a dipping sauce with meals like pizza and kabobs. The flavor is similar to Lebanese toum and garlic aioli, and it’s delicious!

Try a Lebanese garlic sauce called toum for another variation. 

Sos Czosnkowy in a small bowl.

What is Sos Czosnkowy?

Sos czosnkowy is Polish for garlic sauce, a popular condiment in Polish cuisine. The primary ingredient in sos czosnkowy is fresh garlic, which gives the sauce its distinctive flavor. Other common ingredients include mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt combined with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

What You Need to Make this Recipe

  • Base: Choose a good-quality mayonnaise, as it creates a creamy base for the homemade Polish garlic sauce. You can use store-bought (like Duke’s or Hellmann’s) or homemade mayonnaise. And adding Greek yogurt is a tangy addition to the sauce. Feel free to adjust the ratio according to your preference.
  • Garlic: Many recipes go lighter on the garlic for this sauce, but I am a garlic girlie, so I use six cloves! I mean, garlic is in the name, right? And while you can use prepared garlic for this recipe, freshly minced garlic is much better! 
  • Spices: Season the sauce with salt and pepper and finish with mustard seeds for added texture.
  • Lemon Juice: Cut the creaminess with bright, freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

Additions and Substitutions

  • Consider adding fresh herbs like chopped dill, parsley, or chives.
  • Include a splash of pickle juice instead of fresh lemon juice.
  • Replace the mayonnaise or Greek yogurt in the recipe with sour cream.
  • If you want a milder garlic flavor, roast the garlic cloves in the oven or stovetop before including them in the sauce.

How to Make Sos Czosnkowy

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Add all ingredients, apart from the spices, to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

Step 2: Stir in the salt, pepper, and mustard seeds to serve.

Expert Tips

  • For the best results, use fresh garlic. Peel and finely mince six cloves and distribute them evenly into the sauce.

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Sos Czosnkowy in a small bowl.

What’s the Garlic Sauce For?

The creamy and garlicky flavor of garlic sauce makes it a versatile condiment that pairs well with a variety of foods, such as grilled meats and potatoeskebabs, fries, and perogies, or as a topping for sandwiches and wraps. However, it’s typically served with pizza or zapiekanka (an open-faced baguette with toppings).

What to do With the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate – My recipe for sos czosnkowy makes about a cup and a half. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

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Sos Czosnkowy in a small bowl.

Sos Czosnkowy (Polish Garlic Sauce)

Tressa Jamil
Creamy sos czosnkowy boasts a creamy base with bright, fresh garlic. Pair the tasty Polish garlic sauce with everything from pizza to grilled meat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Polish
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 107 kcal
Ingredients
  
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, full-fat
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch mustard seeds
Instructions
 
  • Add all ingredients, apart from the spices, to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
  • Stir in the salt, pepper, and mustard seeds to serve.
Notes
Expert Tips:
  • For the best results, use fresh garlic. Peel and finely mince six cloves and distribute them evenly into the sauce.
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 107 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.03 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 239 mg | Potassium: 33 mg | Fiber: 0.1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 10 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 20 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg
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