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How to Roast Garlic Cloves In The Oven

Slow roasting garlic results in a creamy, sweet and mellow flavor that is the perfect compliment to spicy mustard and bright lemon juice.
Course Salad Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 85 kcal
Author Liz DellaCroce


  • 8 cloves whole garlic skin on
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place whole garlic cloves on top of a 12 x 12 square of tin foil and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Wrap foil around the garlic tightly and roast in oven for 45 minutes; let cool.
  4. In a small mason jar or bowl, combine lemon juice, 2 tbs olive oil, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Shake or whisk until emulsified.
  5. When garlic is cool enough to handle, gently out of skin and mash with a fork.
  6. Add mashed garlic to the vinaigrette and shake, shake, shake until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
How to Roast Garlic Cloves In The Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.9g
Sodium 656mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 0.1g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.