Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

Happy Friday friends!  Hey, did you know that tomorrow is National Garlic Day?  Who knew…well now we do.  Honestly if it weren’t for #FridayRecipeClub how would we know these things?!  It’s kind of fascinating really…I mean who makes these food days official anyway?

Ah well, no matter…I do love garlic though.  You?  I mean the way it smells when it’s being cooked…it’s truly one of my most favourite smells.  So for todays recipe I made Roasted Garlic Olive Oil, and let me tell you about this recipe…it makes my mouth water.  The whole house smelled like garlic heaven while is simmered in the oven.  And it took me all of less than 5 minutes to prep and make, as the oven does all the hard work.  This is the easiest recipe ever I swear.

But what to do with it you ask?  This oil can be used for garlic bread, drizzled over veggies for roasting, in a balsamic vinegar dressing, rubbed on meat before roasting or grilling…or wherever you use olive oil and want a little garlic kick.  Because it’s a kick you’ll get…the oil is loaded with garlic flavour.

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil {A Pretty Life}

I found this recipe in the cookbook Homemade Condiments by Jessica Harlan.  This book is packed with condiment recipes that use fresh, natural ingredients…everything from homemade ketchup, to BBQ sauces, salad dressings, infused oils, pesto, chutneys and on and on.  It’s a fantastic book if you’re looking to make your own condiments.  I truly recommend it.  I can’t wait to make my own BBQ sauce this summer to slather on my Brown Sugar Rubbed Ribs!  Deeeeelish!


But I especially can’t wait to use this oil on roasted chicken!  Whoa yum.



Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


Recipe from Homemade Condiments by Jessica Harlan



  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves large of garlic (peeled and sliced in half lengthwise)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Measure out the oil into a ramekin.
  3. Add the garlic pieces.
  4. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 – 45 minutes, or until the garlic is soft when pierced.
  5. Remove the garlic, and save it to add to soups, stews, or smear it on bread. (I actually kept the garlic in mine.)
  6. Transfer the oil to a sterilized glass bottle or jar and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Stacie April 18, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Garlic is one of my favourite smells too! I could make this today. I’ve got lots of garlic in my cupboard!

  • Reply Tammi @ My Organized Chaos April 18, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I can just imagine how good this is, I need to try making it!

  • Reply Pretend Chef April 18, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Love all things garlic and I can’t wait to give this a try so I can stop buying it at the grocery store.

  • Reply SoberJulie April 20, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    This is a fabulous recipe, it’s a staple in my home and now I can make it myself. Thank you!

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