Have you tried roasted garlic? Do you know how to roast it?
Garlic is a wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and nutrition to your dishes with minimal calories and fat. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, allium vegetables–such as garlic–belong in your diet on a regular basis. According to clinical studies, garlic can help lower elevated cholesterol levels, aid digestion and boost immunity.
And roasted garlic tastes completely different than raw, turning it mellow, creamy, nutty and sweet. It’s a wonderful flavorful healthy ingredient you can use in all kinds of ways. It makes a delicious low fat spread on bread. And is a tasty addition to dips, pastas and vegetables like skinny mashed potatoes.
Try roasted garlic in place of fresh garlic in any of your favorite recipes.
If you’ve never roasted garlic, you’re going to be surprised at just how easy it is. Here’s a post on how to roast garlic with lots of great pictures from Elise at Simply Recipes. She suggests placing your heads of garlic in a muffin tin to roast, which is kinda clever, but something I wouldn’t recommend. I had a friend who routinely roasted garlic in a metal tart pan, which she then used to make a lemon tart that ended up tasting of garlic!
My favorite way to roast garlic is to wrap it in foil and then place it in a small glass baking dish and pop it into the oven for about 45 minutes as illustrated in this clear an informative quick tip cooking video: