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Garlic is one of the very few things that I always make sure I have around the house.  Just add a little garlic and a little salt- you’ve got yourself a meal that’s already a step ahead of where it was.  Garlic works well in soups, marinades, sauces-the list is really endless.  If you roast a whole head of garlic, it takes on a completely different life.  Simply spread roasted garlic on toast and you have yourself a delicious treat.  Pop roasted garlic on pizza and you may never order take-out again.

One of the best things about garlic is the storage time.  Garlic can last for months just simply sitting in your kitchen. Garlic like cool, dark areas that don’t promote mold or sprouting.  Garlic also works well as a wonderful infusing olive oil and vinegars (and can add that extra oomph to a salad or meal.)  If you want garlic to last even longer, you can also pickle it. 

Here is the thing about garlic: I put it in everything.  However, if you want a special garlic treat I highly recommend you roast it and then toss it in a big batch of hummus!

Months in Season (cooler climates):  August through November
Months in Season (warmers climates):  Year Round
Favorite Variety:  Purple Stripe

 NE Vegetarian Garlic Recipes:


Vegetarian Garlic Recipes from Around the Web:

Roasted Garlic and Kale Hummus from Oh My Veggies
Celeriac and Roasted Garlic Soup from Simply Delicious
Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice from Pinch of Yum