This is a fabulous and easy way to turn garlic into a gooey, sweet spread. Spread it onto slices of toast or bruschetta for a snack, or use it on a sandwich with fillings such as roasted vegetables, slices of prosciutto or pan-fried mushrooms. Roasted garlic cloves also make a great addition to pasta sauces.
- 2 heads of garlic (or more as desired)
- extra-virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350º. Slice whole heads of garlic in half horizontally through the middle. Place on baking sheet with cut side facing up. Drizzle generously with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake about 10 minutes more, until garlic is golden brown.
- Allow to cool, then squeeze roasted garlic from cloves. To store leftover garlic spread, cover it with olive oil in a small jar and store in the fridge.