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CAVA Garlic Dressing Recipe as Revealed by the Mediterranean-Inspired Restaurant

Akhona Zungu
Dec 30, 2023
05:30 A.M.
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CAVA, with spots scattered around the United States, is famous for its mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine; however, the restaurant also has fans in a craze with one particular condiment: its garlic dressing.

Many who've been to CAVA or are regulars at a local CAVA spot will tell you about the restaurant's delicious food, including its flavor-filled customizable food bowls.

However, besides its cuisine, the food establishment is also famous for its most beloved condiment: garlic dressing. Fans loved the CAVA dressing so much that they wanted to recreate their own copycat versions at home.

So, CAVA answered the call. In a late 2022 TikTok clip, the restaurant showed internet users how they made the garlic dressing people love so much. The ingredients included:

  1. Garlic cloves
  2. Salt
  3. Lemon juice
  4. Aquafaba
  5. Canola oil

In the clip, one of the chefs adds these ingredients to a large container and blends them. He then gradually streams in more canola oil while blending until the dressing has a thick, white, fluffy texture. Finally, he pours it into a serving bottle.

A few months later, a TikToker made a smaller batch for fans who wanted to make the CAVA garlic dressing in the comfort of their homes. She used the same ingredients with these measurements:

  1. 4 garlic cloves
  2. 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  3. ¼ tsp diamond kosher salt
  4. 2 tbsp of Aquafaba
  5. Avocado (or canola) oil

Her method:

  1. Add your garlic cloves, lemon juice, kosher salt, and Aquafaba into a food processor and blend until everything is mixed.
  2. Drizzle about a quarter cup of avocado oil into the mixture and blend. Repeat this step until you have a thick, fluffy consistency. Ensure you don't add too much oil so the mixture doesn't "break."
  3. Transfer your homemade CAVA garlic dressing into a container of your choice.

Now, you can enjoy your homemade CAVA garlic dressing with other delicious meals. In fact, why not take it a step further with this copycat Harissa Honey Chicken bowl recipe?

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