How to Make Roasted Garlic Vegan Plant-Based How-To
This is a quick how-to on how to make your own roasted garlic. This is a repost/update of a previous short and sweet recipe/how-to.
You will love me forever for showing you just how simple it is to roast a pan full of yummy garlic, and it can be used in so many things. This is too simple to be called a genuine recipe. But this how-to will show you how to make sweet and creamy roasted garlic which can be then used in many of the recipes here at Planted365, like this roasted garlic hummus recipe, or just spread on toast or on top of potatoes.
Garlic is a member of the Allium family, which includes onions, shallots, and leeks (which are also awesome when roasted). Like so many plant-based foods, garlic doesn’t just taste good. It has numerous health benefits.
- Hippocrates prescribed garlic as medicine for numerous ailments and conditions.
- It’s naturally low in calories.
- It can reduce cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and lower the risk of heart disease.
- It contains lots of sulfur compounds that are healthful for all parts of the body.
- Garlic can cut the time a cold lasts.
- Because of its high antioxidant content, garlic can reduce the risk of many diseases, including dementia and Alzheimers.
- And it may even improve bone health.
All that and it’s great in hummus, too!
How to Roast Garlic
- 6 heads garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
Peel most of the papery outsides off the heads of garlic but leave them intact.
Cut the very tops off of the heads with a sharp knife and place in a baking dish.
Drizzle the tops of each with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, if desired.
Cover the baking dish with tin foil and bake at 425 degrees for about an hour until soft.
To use, squeeze the garlic cloves out of the husks. Store any leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.