Come Play With Us in Hawaii + Perfectly Roasted Garlic Without Oil


We had our first and last CFDG retreat in 2018. It was our last not because it wasn’t amazing, it was amazing, but because physical events are not what we want to do.

You can read some of our takeaways in this blog post. 

Roasted Garlic

Author: Molly Patrick


  • 2 bulbs of garlic (aka heads)


  • Preheat oven to 375° (190°C) and place a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet. Set aside for now. 
  • Remove any loose papery layers from the outside of the garlic. Using a sharp knife, trim about 1/4“ off the the top of the garlic bulb, exposing the tops of the cloves. 
  • Place the bulbs, cut side down, on the baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the bulbs over (so the cut side is now on top) and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until they are nice and brown. 
  • Take out of the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them without getting burned. Once cooled, pop each clove out of the skin and place in a small jar or container and store in fridge until needed. 


The average grocery store variety bulb or head of garlic has 10 – 15 cloves.

Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with saying HECK YES to yourself!


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  1. Bonnie on March 17, 2018 at 10:02 am

    5 stars
    I can’t sign up until I have details?
    Which island!…name of resort?….
    Airfare hotel food included?……

    • Molly Patrick on March 17, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Hi Bonie,
      If you click on “Bounce over here to secure your spot” in this post, that takes you to the retreat page will all of the details.

  2. Grace on March 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    5 stars
    How long can the roasted garlic be stored in the frig? I’m going to cook some right now!

    • Team Clean Food Dirty Girl on March 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Grace,

      Up to 5 days in the refrigerator. You *might* be able to freeze it. We’re not sure, have never tried it.

      Team Dirty Girl

  3. Coley Edsall on March 19, 2018 at 4:38 am

    5 stars
    Not only is the smell of the roasted garlic delightful while it’s roasting, but I love roasting garlic for homemade roasted garlic hummus. Thanks for the tip on no oil!

  4. Elizabeth on November 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    5 stars
    I successfully froze my leftovers and used them later in salad dressing. Yummy.

  5. Lauren on April 29, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    5 stars
    Yum yum yum! The smell alone is worth it 😉 I used it in the lemony garlic quinoa recipe and was blown away by how creamy and rich it tasted! I’m definitely going to make this again.

    • Molly Patrick on April 29, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      I am so stoked you loved this super simple method!
      There is little else that smells better than garlic roasting in the oven.

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