This is the Best Way to Roast Garlic

Makes meal prep so much easier!

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Are you looking for a way to add great flavor to your dishes without a heavy price tag or a high intake of calories? Look no further than that bulb of garlic in your hanging basket in the corner of the kitchen. When you roast garlic, it mellows out a bit, and is a little bit sweeter. But it still can pack a punch of deep flavor to boost just about any savory dish.

This time of year, people are more focused on eating a healthy diet and maybe making more food at home. It's a great time to start planning out your meals and dedicating some of your weekend to meal prep so that you have healthy meals all week long. It's a great idea to roast garlic cloves during this meal prep time because of the flavor punch it adds to veggies, chicken, steak, pasta—just about everything! And thanks to the blog The Mediterranean Dish, we found a great new method of how to roast a lot of garlic, all at once.

Suzy Karadsheh is the woman behind the blog, The Mediterranean Dish, where she shares recipes and cooking methods she learned while growing up in Egypt. The cuisine of the Mediterranean—which includes countries including Turkey, Greece, Israel, Egypt, and even Italy—has long been thought to have many nutritional benefits, which is why the Mediterranean Diet is continual rated top notch, including winning U.S. World News Best Diet overall of 2019.

In a recent post, Karadsheh wowed us with a new way to roast garlic and this way will make you enough roasted garlic for many a healthy meal.

She also notes that aside from adding flavor without fat, garlic is oft attributed to helping in improving heart health or even curing the common cold. Roasting the garlic makes it a little easier for some to digest. Take note of her super simple cooking hack.

This way allows you to roast 12 whole heads of garlic all at once. Preheat your oven to 400 and prepare your heads of garlic. You do this by simply removing the outer, papery layer, and slice the top of the head right off (just about ¼ to ½ inch from the top). You'll leave the cloves intact and exposed. Place each head of garlic in its own section of your muffin tin and drizzle with olive oil. Massage the oil in and then top with another muffin tin to cover the cloves without using foil. So this recipe is both healthy and environmentally friendly. Bake for 40-45 minutes and then you've got roasted garlic for days.

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Karadsheh suggests that you can store your cloves either in the freezer or in a canning jar in the regridgerator. For more details on this process, check out her blog here.

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