Low Carb Lesson – How to Roast Garlic

Roasted Garlic Goodness

In the bad old days I would have told you to smear this on your toast. Nowadays, my advice is to pop these puppies into any sauce, dip, casserole to give it that ‘next level’ richness and depth. It also works as a thickener, but probably not the best flavour for your toddler’s cauliflower cheese.

I also highly recommend putting roasted garlic on the menu on any first date. If your date digs in, you can consider the food test passed.

Watch this video of me making it.

Take notes:

Roasted Garlic (Makes 3 heads)


3 heads of garlic, whole
3 sprigs of thyme
extra virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius.
Cut the top off the head of garlic to exposed the flesh.
Pour the olive oil into the head so that it is ‘full’ of fat and top each with a thyme sprig.
Cover the heads in foil (individually or in a tray) and roast them for 1 hour. The cloves should be soft, brown and sweet.
When the head has cooled down, unwrap it and use a knife to break off the cloves and then use your fingers to squeeze the meat out of each clove into a jar or bowl.
Cover with olive oil and store in the fridge until needed.

Now smear that over everything.

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