Roasted Garlic Confit

This roasted garlic confit recipe is so easy to make. This recipe is a must try for garlic lovers. These mouthwatering cloves of garlic have a spreadable texture and nutty, mellow flavor.

What to serve this with

Spread a clove or two and a sprinkle of salt on a slice of this vegan whole wheat bread. It’s easier to make and less messy than traditional homemade bread recipes. Or spread some on these homemade spelt crackers. They’re crispy and delicious. 

Cloves of roasted garlic confit in a glass bowl.

Ingredients and substitutions

You can use any type of fresh garlic cloves you like in this dish. Whatever variety is available at your local store will work. And if you need a time-saving shortcut, many grocery stores carry pre-peeled garlic cloves these days.

I always like to include at least one type of herb in this dish. I used dried rosemary this time, but oregano, thyme, or basil would also be delicious. You can use 1 teaspoon total of any combination of dried herbs you like. Or use two sprigs of fresh herbs instead.

Extra virgin olive oil works best in this recipe. If you need a more budget-friendly version then you can substitute olive oil that is not extra virgin.

How to make it

Start by preheating the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, then peel the garlic cloves.

A pile of peeled garlic cloves on a white plate.

Add the peeled garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, and rosemary to an eight inch baking dish.

Garlic cloves, oil, and herbs in a glass baking dish.

Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour and fifteen minutes or until the garlic cloves are golden brown. Then use a slotted spoon to remove the garlic cloves from the oil and transfer them to a bowl for serving. You can store the oil in the fridge for up to seven days and use it as a cooking oil.

More ways to serve this

Add a spoonful of the oil and a few cloves of the garlic to pasta or risotto dishes. Or use a clove or two as a spread in sandwiches or wraps. You could also add a spoonful or two to dip recipes like this vegan black bean dip. Just blend the cloves along with the other ingredients.

Optional additions

Feel free to experiment with adding different herbs to this dish. Or if you love spicy food, add a generous pinch of crushed red chili flakes.

Storage

Allow this roasted garlic confit to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days.

Roasted cloves of garlic in a bowl.

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Roasted Garlic Confit

This roasted garlic confit recipe is easy to make and delicious. The cloves become spreadable with a mellow, nutty flavor.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 105kcal

Equipment

  • 8 inch baking dish

Ingredients

  • 2 cups garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or substitute thyme, oregano, or basil)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the peeled garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, and rosemary to an eight inch baking dish.
  • Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour and fifteen minutes or until the garlic cloves are golden brown.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the garlic cloves from the oil and transfer them to a bowl for serving.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  • Optional additions: add a pinch of crushed red chili flakes, if desired.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days.
  • You can store the oil in the fridge for up to seven days and use it as a cooking oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 5garlic cloves | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.8g | Sodium: 5.5mg | Potassium: 109.6mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 2.8IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 49.8mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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