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Delicious, Buttery Garlic Confit

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

1 Large Jar

This garlic confit recipe is so garlicky and delicious. It’s also so incredibly versatile because you can use it on ANYTHING!!! Seriously though, throw this garlic confit into wraps, sandwiches, pasta, salads, on toast, you name it, it’s delicious. I eat this stuff like butter and it’s so sweet and delicious. 

Why you’ll love this garlic confit recipe:

  • It’s so versatile, you can eat it on everything 
  • It’s perfect for the garlic-lovers in your house
  • Garlic is loaded with health benefits and can boost your immunity
  • It’s very flavorful
  • Can be slow-cooked with whatever you like

Jar of garlic confit next to a fresh salad and avocado.

Close-up of garlic confit in infused olive oil

How do you make garlic confit?

This garlic confit recipe is so simple to make but is jampacked with flavor. God, I love garlic. Here’s how you make it:

  1. To a medium-large sized saucepan/pot add all the ingredients and over on low (do not boil) for around 30 minutes or until garlic is perfectly buttery and creamy
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic to a large jar and store for up to 3-4 month in the fridge, or up to 10 days on the counter

The best part of this garlic confit recipe (okay, well except for the garlic itself)? The leftover infused garlic oil when you’ve finished eating all the garlic is a dream. You can throw it into anything you use oil in, like mayo or hummus, or drizzle it on a salad. It’s so flavorful!

TIP: Slow cook your garlic with anything you like. I did thyme and peppercorns, but you could do any spices, lemons, or even chilis!

Jar of garlic confit next to jar of infused olive oil.

Jar of garlic confit next to jar of infused olive oil.

What are the health benefits of garlic? 

Garlic has so many proven health benefits. Yeah, it may give you stinky breath, but it’s so delicious and good for you. Here are just some of those benefits it offers:

  • High it nutrition, but low in calories
  • Can combat sickness, including the common cold
  • The compounds in garlic can help reduce blood pressure
  • Can help lower cholesterol levels
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Can help detoxify heavy metals from your body
  • Can improve bone health

The best part? Garlic is so easy to incorporate into your diet. Throw it in just about any savory dish you are cooking up, add it to salad dressings or dips, the list goes on, and on. What’s your favorite way to eat it?

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Delicious, Buttery Garlic Confit

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Large Jar 1x
  • Category: Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Comfort Food
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This delicious garlic confit recipe is versatile, and easy-to-make, plus you can eat it on just about anything.


Scale

Ingredients

810 sprigs of fresh thyme

1 tbsp. black peppercorns

1 tsp red chili flakes – optional

2 small bay leaves

2 1/2 cups pure olive oil


Instructions

To a medium-large sized saucepan/pot add all the ingredients and over on low (do not boil) for around 30 minutes or until garlic is perfectly buttery and creamy.

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic to a large jar and store for up to 3-4 month in the fridge.


Notes

Refrigerate immediately once cooled.  It will lasts weeks and months.

Use in things like butter, spread, dips and sauces.

Eat with salads, sandwiches, wraps, pasta… honestly, the possibilities are limitless.

Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, butter, tomatoes, potato, bread, spread, recipe, lemon, oven

 

Rachel

So easy! So delicious! Sure to impress! People will think you worked really hard on this… (well, peeling garlic isn’t a breeze.) its sooooo yummy! My husband described this as “fire” and all I added was olive oil, garlic, and Italian spices. Also, I made a small batch- one layer of garlic and enough EVOO to cover everything. That’s it! Easy peazy, garlic confity!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THE BEST!!! Thanks so much for the love, Rachel!

Elena Contis

If you are a garlic lover you NEED this recipe in your life! It was so easy to pull all the ingredients together and the end result is truly magical. I will be making this on the regular!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Elena!

Imogen Webb

So pleased I made this, and glad I did a big batch! The garlic becomes really delicate in flavour after the cooking process, and you can just spread loads of it onto toast and eat it “as is” – delicious. I’ll definitely be trying it in a wide variety of recipes (I’m thinking it’d be great on veg tarts and in pasta). A nice jar filled with this garlic would make a lovely home made (and cheap!) gift too. It’s super simple to make. I couldn’t find pre-peeled garlic where I live, so the garlic prep took a while, but there’s absolutely nothing complex about the recipe: anyone can do it 😊 Highly recommend!

Maria Koutsogiannis

so glad you loved this, imogen!

Julia Kreil

So delicious! Will definitely make this again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESS!!! It makes me so happy!!!!

Kathie Rytenskild

So buttery and sweet, very hard to stop myself just eating the garlic out of the jar! Hardest part is peeling the garlic……

Maria Koutsogiannis

I agree.. isn’t that part hard…. I suggest finding already peeled ones if you make them again!

Inneke

You can soak the garlic in cold water and then peel it; much easier

Adrienne

T&T sells packages of unpeeled cloves in their produce section!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yes!!!! I buy those now!

Debora Döhrbeck

We LOVE it! I pureed everything together and added salt to use as a spread directly. So creamy 🙂 Tomorrow we will try it on sourdough bread.

Maria Koutsogiannis

honestly, I dont know why I didn’t think of this! sounds soooo good!

Raluca Ganceanu

Amazing!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much!!!!!

Krisztina Orosz

Super easy to do, you can play around with the herbs and delicious! Proper healthy comfort food 😀

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much!

ioana

i tried it, it is delicious

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Ioana!

Rosalyn

This is AMAZING! So easy and adds so much flavor to your dishes. I personally love it on crakers or bread like butter. SO GOOD!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, hun!

Harley Rook

I have always been a major garlic lover, and I’m always trying to find an excuse to eat as much of it as I can.. well Maria, you made it so easy for me to shamelessly indulge in this amazing confit! Even better, the oil leftover from the cooking process is to die for!! Thank you for bringing us this content.

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re soooo welcome my friend!

Daylee Gooderham

My house smells as amazing as this tastes!! Must try and put on everything! Delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I can’t wait for you to experience this on toast!

Adrienne

So easy, yet so fancy & gourmet! The garlic is melt-in-your-mouth and I’m seriously putting it in/on everything. Not to mention, the remaining oil has so much flavour, I’m using it up to cook other meals so nothing is going to waste.

Maria Koutsogiannis

yessss!!!! Isn’t it just so magical?!

Sarah C

I made this last night. I woke up this morning wondering If it would just be okay to eat garlic for a meal? Very delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

That makes me so happy, thank you Sarah!

Sarah C

I made this last night. I woke up this morning wondering If it would just be okay to eat garlic for a meal? Very delicious!

Marilyn Cronie

Tried this recipe and it is fool-proof delicious👌
So flavorful, simple and easy to make. I recommend 👍

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for your love!

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