4 Easy Steps to Roasting Garlic

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Garlic is so delicious and absolutely loaded with powerful nutrients. One of the main nutrients in garlic that boasts some of the greatest health benefits is allicin. Allicin is an extremely potent antioxidant and also has incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Many people say that garlic gives them bad breath, and while that’s true for some, particularly when not cooked, I find that most people experience less offensive breath after eating it. Garlic is also on this list of top foods that fight colds, so eat up! Give this delicious and easy-to-make roasted garlic a go the next time you are cooking dinner. It’s delicious to eat it with roasted vegetables and even all by itself.  It’s easy, nutritious and extremely tasty!

What you’ll need:

1 bulb of garlic (or more if you want to make a few!)

1-2 teaspoons olive oil

Aluminum or parchment paper

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4…

First, peel the outer, easy-to-remove layers of skin off the garlic bulb.

Step 1 - Peel garlic

Then cut off the tops of the cloves.

Cutting Garlic

 

Step 2 - Cut Tops off Garlic

Place the bulb on parchment or aluminum and drizzle with olive oil.

Step 3 -- Drizzle Olive Oil

Let it cook in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes until browned and voila! You have yourself a delicious garlic bulb to enjoy.

Roasted Garlic Finished

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bulb of garlic (or more if you want to make a few!)
  • 1-2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Aluminum or parchment paper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Peel the outer and easy-to-remove layers of skin off the garlic bulb.
  3. Cut off the tops of the cloves.
  4. Place the garlic bulb on either a piece of parchment or aluminum foil.
  5. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the garlic making sure that some oil gets into all of the cut-open cloves.
  6. Wrap up the garlic bulb in parchment or aluminum foil.
  7. Place in oven either on a dish or straight onto the oven rack and let cook for 40-45 minutes or until the cloves are browned.
  8. Enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories35
  • Fat2.5g
  • Saturated Fat0mg
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium0mg
  • Carbohydrates3g
  • Fiber0g
  • Sugars0g
  • Protein 1g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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