Garlic paste

Have you made your own garlic paste before? Well if you haven’t you sure need to make this, especially if you are like me and use garlic for almost any of your cooking.

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This garlic paste is out of this world. Few recipes have made such an impact on me but this one has totally revolutionized my cooking. Not only because I cook with garlic almost every day and using garlic paste saves me tons of time, but it also makes the food taste way better.

You see, having the garlic paste, rather than just a million little pieces of garlic, infuses its flavor into the food much better. It works great almost on anything but when making sauces the garlic paste really takes the recipe to the next level! Remember this spinach pasta with homemade tomato sauce recipe I posted a few weeks back? Well this is the recipe I tried with garlic paste that made me want to make my own, as my best friend gave me some of hers!

Granted when making this recipe you are going to be pealing garlic for at least 10 minutes, but what are 10 minutes when you are going to be saving tons of time for weeks to come?

I have tried many store bought garlic paste varieties before to find than none of them really actually tasted like garlic. So what did I do? Totally trash them. Now, I am not the one to throw food away but I just couldn’t bare to add none of the disgusting none sense flavor into my food.

This time around I made quite a bit of garlic paste so I froze half of my batch and placed the other in the fridge to be used immediately. I have been told that this will last for at least 3 months, both in the fridge or freezer so will see how it goes. So far so good.

I anticipate making the same thing with ginger. I cook a lot of Asian recipes and almost always I add ginger instead of garlic. I can’t wait to give that version a try so when I do I will let you know. For now I leave you with this simple sensational recipe that will sure revolutionized your cooking like it did to me.

Enjoy!

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Garlic paste

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 16 oz

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

Peel the cloves of garlic from all 5 heads. This will take you about 10 minutes but be patient, you will not be peeling garlic for a long while after this.

Place the pealed garlic cloves in your blender with the extra virgin olive oil and salt. Blend for 15-20 seconds and place in 8 oz glass jars. Freeze some of your batch if you like for up to 3 months. Stored in the fridge don't keep for longer than 2 wks to prevent botulism from developing.

NOTE: 1 tsp = 1 garlic clove


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17 comments

  1. Wow. It looks like you’re having a great time! I’ve always wanted to travel to España, but I will one day. The view of the hiking looks gorgeous. I’ll be sure to check it out whenever I go visit Spain (probably in 5 years? lol). I’m usually scared of heights, so, I’ll see how that goes! Maybe my excitement will overcome my fears.
    And, I’ve never tried gazpacho before. I’ll have to try it.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Spain. =)

    • You will love this area. If you come to Spain you have to try your best to make it to the North. Gazpacho is very easy to make and extremely healthy so I suggest you try it soon, when I get back to the US I am going to make it at least once a week. Thanks. I am trying to relax and enjoy myself :-)

  2. Wow, what an incredible hike that must have been! That is a breathtaking side of Spain that I’ve never seen but hope to one day. I love this gorgeous gazpacho inspired by your home country! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your time there, Miryam!

  3. Thanks Georgia. I hope you get to go one day. It is truly an amazing place!

  4. Ahhhhhkkk!!!! This post just makes me hurt for spain so much!!!! I fell in LOVE with barcelona and have been desperatly trying to get a job there- stupid work visa seems to be the biggest problem. Anyways, as a vegetarian i enjoyed a lot of gazpacho there :)
    Do you have a recipe for the less traditional white gazpacho with almonds?I only had it once but would love to recreate it this summer.
    I agree with the extra garlic note ;)

  5. ahhh.. i’m so jealous. i love Spain! PIctures are gorgeous… 7 hours of just hiking, I’d be so tired in 1 hour. Just absorb it all and take it all in. Have fun!

  6. Oh my how gorgeous!! I’m so glad to hear you’re having such a good time.

    It is getting to be HOT here in the US so this gazpacho is definitely exactly what I need!

  7. The hike looks so beautiful. Such great photos!

  8. It looks absolutely stunning there!! And those hiking trails, sheesh!! I’m glad you’re enjoying your trip!! ;)

  9. Hey Myriam are you from Spain? Is the northern part of Spain the most beautiful part of the country? I am planning to go with my girlfriend she’s French but I told her I always wanted to visit Spain as well, maybe this summer.

    • I think it is very beautiful, however, there are many beautiful parts of Spain. South Spain, La costa Brava, which is the East side of Spain, Madrid etc is very beautiful. Topography is very different depending where you are in Spain. Up north looks like you are in Sweden, South like you are in Greece, East like you are in Italy…so different. I hope this helps a little.

  10. How long would this keep in the fridge?

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