How to make delicious roasted garlic and how to use it in healthy cooking. Spoiler: it adds loads of flavor without a ton of extra calories!
- 1 head garlic, outer paper leaves peeled off and discarded
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- aluminum foil
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cut the garlic bulb at the top (about 1/4 inch down) so you’re cutting off a small bit of each clove.
- Place aluminum foil under garlic bulb, drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over top to cover all the exposed cloves. Wrap the foil around the bulb and place in the oven.
- Roast for 30-40 minutes or until garlic is soft and golden brown on top. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Once cool, remove each clove from it’s paper. Some cloves will pop right out and stay intact while others will be so soft they will need to be squeezed out. You’ll notice that sometimes the cloves get mushier than others — this just depends on how long you cook the garlic, the size of the bulb, the variety and it’s age. You can experiment with different types of garlic and the roasting time to find your favorite variety and what cook time works best.
- Use the roasted garlic right away or store it for later. It will last about 2 weeks in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
- Serving Size: 1 bulb
- Calories: 140
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4g