How to: roast garlic

I am slightly in love with garlic, and not just for the protection it provides from a wandering Vampire.


I do believe, however, that sparkly vampires are exempt from this rule.


But sometimes I don’t want the heat and spice a raw clove provides. On such occasions I enjoy a roasted bulb to top bread, pizza, or whip up into a mean batch of hummus.

How to Roast Garlic


1 head garlic

1 tsp-1 TBS Olive oil

Sprinkle of Sea Salt


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Remove outer skin from garlic head and remove the tops of the cloves with a pairing knife.

Place garlic head in a square of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

Wrap aluminum foil loosely around the garlic head. I like to make mine look like a giant Hershey’s  kiss.

Place in ramikin, muffin tin, on a cookie sheet, or directly on oven rack. Cook for 30-35 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

Once cooled, pop these little nuggets of golden goodness out of their shells and use as you please.



7 thoughts on “How to: roast garlic

  1. I love roasted garlic! When I was little my mom used to roast it and spread it on toast. What little kids eat that?!??! It’s so sweet and tasty 🙂

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