Garlic Oil

1 cup

All you need to make garlic oil is oil (we use extra-virgin olive oil) and garlic. Cooking the peeled cloves in the oil infuses it with heady garlic flavor which you can use to flavor all kinds of dishes, from stir-fries to salad dressings. It's especially good as a dip for warm bread. Our recipe makes about one cup of garlic oil which should be refrigerated once it has cooled to room temperature and used within three days or frozen.


  • 1 head garlic

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Smash and peel cloves of garlic. Transfer to a medium pot, add olive oil, and heat over medium-low until bubbles form around garlic, 3 minutes. Let cook 10 minutes, reducing heat to low if garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, 45 minutes.

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