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Whole Roasted Garlic with Basil & Thyme

Roasted Garlic with Basil & Thyme


Roasted garlic makes a flavoursome spread for bread or crackers, it is also versatile enough to use to flavour sauces, dips and more.

  • Yields: 6 roasted heads of garlic |
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  • Prep Time : 5 mins |
  • Cook Time : 60 mins
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6 heads of garlic

olive oil, to drizzle

balsamic vinegar, to drizzle

salt and freshly ground pepper

balsamic vinegar, to drizzle

a few sprigs of thyme

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Slice off the top of each head of garlic and place on a baking tray.

Drizzle each head with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Add a few sprigs of thyme to the garlic and place in the oven for approximately 1 hour, or until the garlic cloves are completely soft and tender.

Serve as a warm spread on toasted ciabatta.

Other serving ideas – use the roasted garlic flesh to flavour mashed potatoes, mix into softened butter for garlic bread or add to mayonnaise or cream cheese to make creamy dips/spreads.