Roasted garlic is so delicious & versatile to add to your favorite dips, garlic bread or any recipe!
Roasting garlic is a super simple way to add additional flavor to your favorite recipe. If you don’t like the taste of raw garlic, then roasted garlic is a great substitute. The garlic become less pungent and a bit sweet when it’s roasted. That means you get all the flavor of the garlic with a reduced bitter or spicy taste.
I love to just place a bulb of garlic on a baking sheet and rest in knowing that the oven will do the rest of the work. If you love garlic, then you’ll love this recipe.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 garlic bulb
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt (to taste; just a sprinkle)
Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
Take your garlic clove and cut off the the very top portion of the bulb just to enough to expose the cloves.
Drizzle the top of the cloves with olive oil and a little sprinkle of salt.
Place the garlic on a piece of aluminum foil and wrap it up like a baked potato or like a little gift (ensuring that the garlic is completely covered by the foil.
Place in the oven on a baking sheet and roast the garlic for 45-60 minutes, or until the cloves are tender. (Note: the cook time may vary depending on the size of your garlic bulb. I normally use really large bulbs of garlic.)
Allow the garlic to cool for 10-15 minutes and then unwrap it.
To remove the cloves, simply squeeze the sides of the garlic and you’ll find that the bulbs will easily squeeze right out.
At this point, you can mince the garlic and toss it into anything you like (e.g. hummus, garlic bread, garlic butter, babaganoush, etc.)