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ROASTED GARLIC SPREAD W/OLIVE OIL & LEMON
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
Makes: 1/2 CUP
1 cup garlic cloves
3 T olive oil
1 T lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
1/4 t salt
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
2. Peel garlic cloves. To do this quickly, add cloves to bowl and cover with a similarly sized bowl (lighter, stainless-steel bowls work best). Shake vigorously for 20-25 seconds. Skins should readily peel from cloves. Remove skins and cut off bottom ends.
3. Place peeled and trimmed garlic cloves on prepared baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
3. In a food processor or blender, combine garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt; pulse into a paste. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days, or freeze and use as needed. For a quick, easy spread, we mixed 2 T softened butter with 2 t garlic spread and served with bread. It also makes a delicious addition to sautéed veggies, rice, hamburger patties, and roasted chicken.
Meet the most recent addition to my herd of bovine beauties, Ester Lily, born on Easter Sunday. I’m bottle-feeding this gal and loving every minute of it. When she was smaller, she’d curl up in my lap and we’d take naps together. Last Sunday, we found a sunny spot in the grass to lay down and she reached her head over onto my neck and fell sound asleep. She gives the sweetest kisses and is endlessly agreeable and adorable. Can you tell I’m smitten!?