Roasted garlic is a simple and cost-efficient way to spruce up even the most basic foods. Here is how to make roasted garlic and 10 tasty ways to use it.
Roasted garlic is an excellent addition to recipes to add more depth without the intensity of raw garlic — or garlic breath.
This recipe calls for 2-5 garlic heads, but you can use more if you like. Just make sure there’s plenty of room on your baking sheet to spread the cloves out, or use two baking sheets. We don’t recommend roasting only a few cloves of garlic at a time because of the high energy use; plus, it’s great to have a larger batch that lasts a long time.
Your roasted garlic can be refrigerated and used within two weeks or preserved in oil for up to eight months. Keep reading to learn how to make roasted garlic and use it.
How To Make Roasted Garlic
- 2-5 garlic heads
- A dash of avocado or olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
- Separate the garlic cloves from the base. Keep individual cloves in their peels – this lets the flavors steep inside the peel as they roasted, adding a delicious sweetness.
- Toss the cloves in oil on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-25 minutes until golden. Depending on the size of the cloves, this time can vary slightly.
- Let the cloves cool before removing them from their shells.
How To Store Roasted Garlic
You can store roasted garlic in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the fridge. Alternatively, you can put the cloves in a jar and cover them completely with olive oil to keep them in the fridge for six to eight months.
Pro Tip: Flavor your roasted garlic by adding dried herbs and spices to the olive oil.
Here are some easy ways to enjoy roasted garlic.
1. How to Use Roasted Garlic by Itself
Eating roasted garlic on its own is a great way to get familiar with the taste so you can better use it in various recipes. Not to mention, roasted garlic is delicious and nutritious.
2. How to Use Roasted Garlic in Homemade Spreads
3. How to Use Roasted Garlic with Roasted Asparagus
Try our roasted asparagus recipe and roast your garlic simultaneously to be even more energy-efficient. When they finish roasting and have cooled slightly, squeeze the garlic from its shell over or beside the asparagus and enjoy.
4. How to Use Roasted Garlic in a Vegan Buddha Bowl
Make your own vegan buddha bowl and add roasted garlic for a pop of flavor.
5. How to Use Roasted Garlic With Tofu
Top sautéed or crispy tofu with roasted garlic for a more exciting vegan or vegetarian meal.
6. How to Use Roasted Garlic as a DIY Gift
Roasted garlic preserved in oil can also be a thoughtful and inexpensive DIY gift that foodies will love. Store it in a jar and spice it up with a ribbon or homemade gift wrapping for decoration.
7. How to Use Roasted Garlic in Salad Dressings
Roasted garlic gives salad dressings an extra kick. Try adding a clove or two to one of our avocado oil salad dressing recipes.
8. How to Use Roasted Garlic in Mac and Cheese
Everybody loves mac and cheese. Make your homemade vegan mac and cheese even tastier with the addition of roasted garlic.
9. How to Use Roasted Garlic on Pizza
Top your pizza with roasted garlic for a flavorful treat.
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