15 Easy Ways To Use Black Garlic

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We’ve teamed up with Balsajo to create a delicious recipe for a Balsajo Black Garlic Burger. Black garlic is made by slow-cooking garlic bulbs in an oven, creating sticky black cloves which have a gorgeous, complex and strong flavour which is surprisingly unlike the usual garlic taste people are familiar with.

Balsajo Black Garlic bulb

Using black garlic in recipes

Although it has a totally unique taste, there’s a huge range of ways black garlic can be used – the experts at Balsajo are masters of the stuff.

Balsajo have shared with us their 15 top tips for easy ways to bring black garlic into your kitchen – check them out below:

  1. Mash some cloves with some soy sauce and chilli for an alternative stir-fry sauce.
  2. Combine cloves with cream cheese and herbs for a tasty dip.
  3. Puree some cloves with oil to create a paste then smear onto chicken or fish before roasting.
  4. Add some cloves to Bolognese or Chilli to enhance flavours.
  5. Mash a few cloves into a meatball mixture.

    Balsajo Black Garlic cloves
  6. Slice thinly and use to top salads.
  7. Add to cheese on toast for a special twist.
  8. Dip into melted dark chocolate for a sweet taste sensation (try it with some Green & Blacks 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, available in the Gousto Marketplace).
  9. Blend some cloves with mayo and serve with burgers or chips.
  10. Add a few cloves into macaroni cheese or cauliflower cheese.
  11. Pair with cheese such as on a cheeseboard replacing chutney with black garlic.
  12. Add a sprinkle of water to cloves and blend with a good quality olive oil for an alternative salad dressing.
  13. Mix crushed cloves into a homemade tomato sauce and use with pasta or spread as a sauce base on a pizza.
  14. Pop the delicious cloves straight in your mouth!
  15. Use it in your own culinary experiments…Let us know how you like to use black garlic in the comments section below!

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