Roasted Garlic Done Right [Oil Free, Vegan]
momma, Roasted Garlic Will Take It From Boring To ‘More Please!’
As a Vegan, is it really important for me to have bold flavors like citrus, ginger, tahini, jalapenos and Garlic. Fresh garlic is great in salads, but in a warm hearty dish nothing beats the sweet savory taste of roasted garlic. I love to use it in soups, sauces, Vegan cheeses and dips. You can’t go wrong with roasted garlic and it will make your house smell amaze-balls. The sweet simplicity of roasted garlic. I love it 🙂
Before using this method to roast garlic I would toss a couple peeled cloves of garlic on the baking sheet with other vegetables. For the most part, they would roast nicely but often they would turn out dry or even crunchy while the other veggies weren’t done yet. When you use this method the garlic is soft and moist and squeezes right out of it’s skin with very little effort. Wrapping it in the foil keeps all of the juices and flavors in for a richer more caramel-like taste and a burst of flavor-town in your dish.
Instructions For Roasting Garlic:
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Start with a beautiful head of garlic. the cloves should be compact and the skin should look clean.
- Peel off any loose skin and dispose of it.
- Using a very sharp knife, cut off the top 1/4 inch of the garlic head exposing the large cloves.
- Place the head of garlic on a piece of foil.
- Wrap up the head of garlic in the foil with the cut top facing up.
- Place it on a baking sheet or oven safe dish and place in oven for 45 minutes.
- Remove the garlic from oven when time is up and unwrap to cool. This head came out perfectly.
- If you’re too impatient and can’t wait for it to cool, have your husband/bff/calloused-hand lover squeeze it out. Otherwise, wait for it to cool. It will still squeeze out just as easy. 🙂
(Not my fingers.)
You will never want to roast garlic any other way and I bet you will start adding roasted garlic to a lot more of your dishes. I would love to hear what you all use your roasted garlic in!
Thank you for checking out my recipe and as always, thank you for choosing to go Vegan! If you are on Facebook, please follow me at http://facebook.com/veganmommaspage or opt in for the newsletter on my website. I also appreciate your feedback. Thank you!
☮ & ♡,
Suzie, The Vegan Momma