Black Garlic Recipe: Sweet and Savory

Elevate your dishes with black garlic, a versatile ingredient packed with flavor and potential health benefits. Read our homemade black garlic recipe here


5/13/20241 min read

brown and white garlic on brown woven basket
brown and white garlic on brown woven basket

Black garlic, a culinary treasure, is created through a slow fermentation process that transforms regular garlic cloves into dark, syrupy bulbs with a unique flavor profile. Rich in antioxidants and boasting a complex, molasses-like taste, black garlic adds depth to dishes and offers potential health benefits. Incorporate homemade black garlic into recipes like pasta sauces, salad dressings, or simply spread it on toast for a gourmet treat.

To ferment garlic, you need to roast it for weeks. Yes, weeks. Using an oven is a little impractical, so for a smaller (and more energy-efficient) option, use a slow cooker that you can set to a specific temperature. Any cooker like this KOOC slow cooker on Amazon that has an adjustable temperature setting will be perfect.

One last thing: be prepared for your house to smell of garlic for a while! Our tips for getting rid of garlic breath may come in useful…


  • 1 pound of fresh garlic bulbs

  • Aluminum foil


  1. Preheat your oven to 140°F (60°C).

  2. Peel away any loose outer layers of the garlic bulbs, leaving the cloves intact.

  3. Wrap each bulb individually in aluminum foil, ensuring they are tightly sealed.

  4. Place the wrapped bulbs on a baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven or slow cooker.

  5. Allow the garlic to roast gently for 2 to 3 weeks, until the cloves turn completely black and develop a soft, caramelized texture.

  6. Once ready, remove the black garlic from the oven and let it cool before storing it in an airtight container.