Melyn Nguyen - Sep 21, 2017

A Life-changing Garlic Spread

Garlic Spread

"Where have you been all my life?" was the question I asked myself after trying this garlic spread.


Don't be intimidated; garlic softens and sweetens the longer you cook it, giving this spread a smooth texture and caramelized flavor.  It’s SO easy to make and adds a punchy, sweet flavor to crostini, sandwiches, even pasta or meat dishes. It's a great spread to have on hand in the kitchen and it keeps for up to two weeks in the fridge.



We mentioned above that garlic gets friendlier the longer you cook it. This recipe calls for roasted garlic, not raw garlic. If you don't have any on hand, see how easy it is to roast garlic here. 

Garlic Spread

Garlic Spread

Garlic Spread

Garlic Jam

What you'll need:

4 large heads roasted garlic
1/2 cup Queen Creek Olive Mill Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
1/4 red onion finely diced
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dry rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dry parsley
1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
Salt to taste


The method:

Remove the garlic from the bulb and squeeze the softened garlic cloves into a medium bowl.

Add the olive oil and diced onion to the garlic cloves and mash with a fork until smooth.

Stir the lemon juice into the mashed garlic and continue stirring until smooth and creamy. Add seasonings and salt.

Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving to let the herbs infuse into the jam. The garlic jam will keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.


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Written by Melyn Nguyen