Roasted Garlic in Olive Oil

Roasted Garlic in Olive Oil Few foods metamorphose as dramatically or alluringly as garlic when it is roasted. Hardly a savory recipe exists in which one could not imagine this substance. I always have these garlic preparations on hand. When you roast garlic it becomes caramelized, sweeter, more mild, and dare I say – more mouthwatering than garlic already is. Roasted garlic is a great add in to any dish. I personally love adding this to salads or pastas. Here is how to roast garlic cloves in the oven.

Roasted Garlic in Olive Oil

What You'll need

1 cup garlic cloves (roughly, 4-5 garlic heads) 1/2 cup olive oil kosher salt 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (Here is a good recipe)

You can use fresh or dried herbs. I used fresh herbs in this recipe.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. You'll want to line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, silicon mat, or foil...this will help the garlic from sticking. Spread the garlic in a single layer on top of the baking sheet and drizzle with just enough oil so that each clove is coated. Lightly season the garlic with kosher salt. Bake the garlic for 45-60 minutes, gently shaking the pan half way through. The garlic cloves are finished roasting when they are fork tender and golden brown. Add the garlic to an airtight container or jar. Fill the container with olive oil and store in the refrigerator.

Roasted Garlic in Olive Oil

Roasted Garlic in Olive Oil
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup garlic cloves (roughly, 4-5 garlic heads)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • Italian Seasoning (Rosemarry, oregano, thyme, basil)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, silicon mat, or foil.
  3. Spread the garlic in a single layer on top of the baking sheet and drizzle with just enough oil so that each clove is coated.
  4. Lightly season the garlic with kosher salt.
  5. Bake the garlic for 45-60 minutes, gently shaking the pan half way through.
  6. The garlic cloves are finished roasting when they are fork tender and golden brown.
  7. Add the garlic to an airtight container or jar. Fill the container with olive oil and store in the refrigerator.

 

Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

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Lemon-Vinaigrette- It's been incredibly strange weather around here these past few weeks; drastically changing from warm weather of mid 70's to low 80's to mild wet weather. But, it now looks like the warmer climate is here to stay.

In lieu of cooking big meals, putting simple salads together and grilling our proteins is typical. The last thing we want to do is heat up the house, so cool salads are perfect. Spring and Summer offer some of the best and colorful produce to toss into a salad from the farmers market. One thing is always the same, though : the dressing. It's one I've used for years and it's incredibly simple.

This is the way I always dresses a salad, and it's just three simple ingredients. Lemon juice, olive (or grapeseed) oil and garlic. If you're used to complicated dressings from a bottle, you probably won't believe how delicious this one is. I've served it to many a guest in this house, and never once encountered anything but pure delight. It's light, refreshing, and delicious. One of my absolute favorite things, when drizzled over a bed of greens. I think you'll fall in love with it, too.

Oh, and a quick Spring snack we've been enjoying...garden tomato sandwiches. Just slices of fresh tomato, good mayo (I use Just Mayo from Hamilton Foods), dijon, lettuce and cracked black pepper between two slices of toasted sprouted bread. It's a good way to use your tomatoes and also avoid using your stove. Give them a try!

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What You'll Need

2 lemons 3 cloves garlic olive or grapeseed oil sea salt

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Begin my mincing the garlic very finely. Juice the lemons and whisk in the garlic and about 1/2 cup of oil. Salt to taste (1/4 teaspoon or so). Drizzle over a bed of greens and veggies, and enjoy.

If you don't have lemons on hand, raw apple cider vinegar is a good substitute. Or for a slightly different flavor, you can even add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to the lemons.

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Lemon Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • olive or grapeseed oil
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Begin my mincing the garlic very finely.
  2. Juice the lemons and whisk in the garlic and about 1/2 cup of oil.
  3. Salt to taste (1/4 teaspoon or so).
  4. Drizzle over a bed of greens and veggies, and enjoy.
Notes
Makes about 1/2 cup of dressing. If you don't have lemons on hand, raw apple cider vinegar is a good substitute. Or for a slightly different flavor, you can even add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to the lemons.