Roasted garlic is a staple of many dishes and should be made at least once per week for the best flavor. It can be used in soups, salads, pizzas, pasta sauces or eaten as an appetizer with bread. I have included my favorite recipe below that includes olive oil, lemon juice and parsley to give it a little zing!
This dish is great on its own or served with your other favorite Italian dishes like lasagna or spaghetti.
How to Roast Garlic?
The smell of roasted garlic is the only thing that can make me forget my terrible day at work and, for just a few minutes, I’m able to enjoy myself.
A great meal brings people together in ways that nothing else does–it’s so nourishing on every level! Roasted garlic is not only delicious, it’s also a very healthy way to eat as the garlic cloves are peeled before roasting giving you all of its health benefits without any skin or bad bacteria getting into your meal!
I’m sending this blog post off with some great tips on how to roast garlic and what dishes can be made with roasted garlic.
- Peel your head of garlic cloves and discard the skin. This will help keep it from sticking to anything while you roast it.
- Slice off about ¼ an inch or so on either side of each clove, taking care not to cut into the middle (you ‘ll want as much of the clove intact when you’re done).
- Arrange cloves in one layer, cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
- Drizzle them generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper if desired (I like to use about ¼ teaspoon sea salt and ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper for each head of garlic).
- Roast in a 350° oven, turning occasionally with tongs until golden and very soft.
- Cool on the pan or baking sheet to allow them to release their natural juices before transferring to an airtight container. You can store roasted garlic at room temperature up to one week when stored in an airtight container.
- Combine roasted garlic with olive oil, lemon juice and parsley in a food processor or blender until smooth for a delicious spread that can be spooned onto breads or used as the base of sauces.
- Eat it on toast points, use to flavor soups or toss with pasta dishes .
- Add to aioli, hummus or pesto for added flavor.
What is best to serve with roasted garlic?
Some things to serve with roasted garlic are toast points, fresh breads or crackers, or biscuits. Roasted garlic is a great addition to soups and pasta dishes as well. The list goes on and on! It’s a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into many different recipes for maximum flavor.
How to store roasted garlic for longer use?
Roasted garlic can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. It is best when used within a few days of roasting, as it will not keep well without refrigeration.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you have any tips on how to roast garlics or what other ingredients would go well with this dish, please share them in the comments. Enjoy!