Sunday, November 4, 2007
Favorite Ingredient
There are certain ingredients that you just can't live without...roasted garlic is one for me. I love roasted garlic in almost all of my savory recipes or even by itself. There is nothing better than smearing a freshly roasted clove of garlic on a warm piece of freshly baked bread! It is one of the easiest things to do and it just makes garlic even better...if that was possible. The latest bulb of garlic that I roasted went mostly towards a creamy white bean dip/spread I made. This dip/spread was mild and creamy with a slight tang from the balsamic vinegar. I like to use this as dip or a spread or I put it on my salads instead of dressing!

White Bean Dip/Spread

1 15.8 oz can Northern Beans (rinsed and drained)
9 cloves roasted garlic
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and fresh ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

Makes 1 1/4 cups

Roasted Garlic

1 large head of garlic
salt and pepper
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Remove outer paper from garlic, but leave the head in together. Slice off the top to expose the garlic. Spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap in aluminum foil and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour (until soft).

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