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How to Make Roasted Garlic: Recipe & 9 Tasty Ways to Use It

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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 Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic is softer and sweeter than raw garlic, making it easy to eat on its own.
Roasted garlic is softer and sweeter than raw garlic, making it easy to eat on its own.
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Ingredients:

  • 2-5 garlic heads
  • A dash of avocado or olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
  2. 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.
  3. Toss the cloves in oil on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-25 minutes until golden. Depending on the size of the cloves, this time can vary slightly. 
  5. Let the cloves cool before removing them from their shells.

How To Store Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is a practical food to keep in your kitchen because it stays fresh for a long time.
Roasted garlic is a practical food to keep in your kitchen because it stays fresh for a long time.
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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. By Itself

Eating roasted garlic on its own is a great way to learn how to use it in recipes.
Eating roasted garlic on its own is a great way to learn how to use it in recipes.
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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. In Homemade Spreads

Roasted garlic is versatile and can be paired with many flavors and ingredients.
Roasted garlic is versatile and can be paired with many flavors and ingredients.
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Mix roasted garlic into healthful homemade spreads like hummus, baba ganoush, guacamole, and chimichurri

3. With Roasted Asparagus

Combine roasted asparagus and roasted garlic for a fresh and flavorful meal.
Combine roasted asparagus and roasted garlic for a fresh and flavorful meal.
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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. In a Vegan Buddha Bowl

For a healthful meal, try a homemade vegan buddha bowl with roasted garlic.
For a healthful meal, try a homemade vegan buddha bowl with roasted garlic.
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Make your own Vegan Buddha Bowl and add roasted garlic for a pop of flavor.

5. With Tofu

Top off your tofu with a bit of roasted garlic for a simple-yet-delicious vegan meal.
Top off your tofu with a bit of roasted garlic for a simple-yet-delicious vegan meal.
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Top sautéed or Crispy Tofu with roasted garlic for a more exciting vegan or vegetarian meal. 

6. As a DIY Gift

Store roasted garlic submerged in oil in a jar for a friend or loved one for a unique and delicious gift.
Store roasted garlic submerged in oil in a jar for a friend or loved one for a unique and delicious gift.
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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. In Salad Dressings

Add more flavor to salad dressings with a bit of roasted garlic.
Add more flavor to salad dressings with a bit of roasted garlic.
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Roasted garlic gives salad dressings an extra kick. Try adding a clove or two to one of our Avocado Oil Salad Dressing Recipes

8. In Mac and Cheese

Add roasted garlic to mac & cheese for a delicious comfort meal.
Add roasted garlic to mac & cheese for a delicious comfort meal.
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Everybody loves mac and cheese. Make your homemade Vegan Mac and Cheese even tastier with the addition of roasted garlic. 

9. On Pizza

Pizza is even better with roasted garlic on top.
Pizza is even better with roasted garlic on top.
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Top your pizza with roasted garlic for a flavorful treat. 

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