Garlic & Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

Ever get too much garlic and wonder what to do with the excess before it turns?  Try making garlic & olive oil dipping sauce.  It will last for months in the fridge without loosing flavor or texture.  You can use it as a condiment on bread, a marinade for meat or poultry, or a substitute for pesto in pasta.

the perfect use for aging garlic

Garlic & Olive Oil Dipping Sauce (yields 1/3 cup)

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp crushed chili pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Heat olive oil at a medium setting until it begins to shimmer.  Pour hot oil over the crushed garlic and chili pepper and stir.  This will soften the garlic and flavor the oil.  A cheat for this is to place the cold oil, garlic and chili in a microwave for 1 minute.

Let oil cool for 10 minutes and mix in remaining ingredients.  You can use it right away or refrigerate.  It’s best when used at room temperature.

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