Many recipes call for roasted garlic. Yes, you can purchase it at the store, but for the ultimate, fresh taste, roast it yourself. Roasting garlic is much easier than you think! One of my favorite recipe calls for roasted garlic -- roasted garlic hummus
. It's perfect with pita bread
and even fresh vegetables. I even like to use it as a pizza sauce on flat bread!
How to Roast GarlicPreheat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove cloves of garlic from bulb. Do not peel.
Lightly coat garlic cloves in olive oil.
Place cloves on cookie sheet that has a light olive oil coating.
Roast for 15 minutes or until garlic is soft.
Allow garlic to cool and remove the skins.
If not using roasted garlic immediately, place in an airtight container with just enough olive oil to cover in the refrigerator. Roasted garlic will keep for about a week.