Have you ever tried a roasted garlic olive oil dip? Let me tell you, it’s a game-changer. This dip is the perfect combination of savoury and smooth, with just the right amount of garlic to give it a kick. It’s the perfect addition to any party spread or even just as a snack on its own.
Seeing Joe’s roasted garlic-making skills a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but think that soaking those delicious cloves in some high-quality olive oil would be heavenly. Not only would it add an extra layer of flavour to any dish, but it would also make for a great gift or addition to any charcuterie board.
Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked. So why not give it a try and impress your guests at your next get-together? Grab some garlic, and some olive oil, and get roasting!
Benefits of Garlic
Garlic may not be everyone’s favourite due to its strong scent, but its health benefits should not be underestimated. Garlic is a powerhouse of health benefits. It contains a compound called allicin, which has been shown to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Additionally, garlic has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering cholesterol levels, and even helping to prevent certain types of cancer. If you’re looking to improve your health, incorporating garlic into your diet is a simple and effective way to do so.
Don’t let the smell deter you from reaping the benefits of this superfood. Give it a try and see how it can improve your overall health. So why not add some garlic to your next meal and reap the benefits?
Garlic has long been considered a supporting actor in the culinary world, but it’s time to give this flavorful bulb the spotlight it deserves.
With its unique and pungent taste, garlic can be the star of any dish. Whether roasted, sautéed, or minced, garlic adds depth and complexity to any recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment with this versatile ingredient and let it take centre stage in your cooking. So next time you’re in the kitchen, don’t overlook the power of garlic. Give it a chance to shine on its own and elevate your dishes to new heights.
Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
5 heads garlic, cloves peeled or 2 heaping cups of store-bought pre-peeled garlic cloves
1 ½ c olive oil
1 tsp of dried rosemary
1 tsp of dried thyme
1 tsp of dried chilli flakes
1 tsp of dried basil leaves
1 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Place the garlic cloves, herbs, salt and pepper into an oven-safe baking dish. Pour the oil on top. The garlic should be at least 75% submerged in oil. If it’s not switch to a smaller container or add more oil.
- Bake the garlic uncovered, for 45 minutes or until the cloves are soft and golden in colour.
- Let cool completely before serving or storing.
- Combine the herb in a bowl, remove the garlic flesh and mix well with the herbs.