Roasted Garlic Spears

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At Seattle’s Pike Place Market you are surrounded by fresh and seasonal produce year round. Summertime is filled with rows of peonies and an abundance of Garlic Spears. These are the flower tops from Elephant garlic and have such a lovely and mild garlic flavor when cooked. The whole stem can be eaten, as is–no waste. These can easily be steamed or sautéed and love serving this dish with lot’s of good fine herbed sea salt and lemon zest. Sure to brighten any meal!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Put an end to wasting the tops of your fresh garlic with this quick and easy recipe! Garlic spears are totally edible—and delicious. They make a wonderful side dish or topping for protein based dishes like fish or chicken or as an addition to salads and soups. Aside from adding wonderful flavor to your meal, garlic is often used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and even some cancers.

By Rachel Paul, MS, RD

Roasted Garlic Spears

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes bake time
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 large punch of garlic spears

fine sea salt (to taste)

1 teaspoon olive oil

fresh lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 415F and line one large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Trim 1 inch off from the bottom of the spear and discard.
  3. Gently place all the garlic spears on the sheet pan making sure they are laying flat and not over lapping-this guarantees even roasting and browning.
  4. Drizzle spears with olive oil, sprinkling of fine sea salt to taste and place into the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once removed from the oven, plate warm and serve with a lively shaving of lemon zest and finish with your favorite fine sea salt.
Pre heat oven to 415F and line one large sheet pan with parchment paper. Trim 1 inch off from the bottom of the spear and discard. Gently place all the garlic spears on the sheet pan making sure they are laying flat and not over lapping-this guarantees even roasting and browning. Drizzle spears with olive oil, sprinkling of fine sea salt to taste and place into the oven for 10-15 minutes. Once removed from the oven, plate warm and serve with a lively shaving of lemon zest and finish with your favorite fine sea salt.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 44; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 438mg; Potassium: 2mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 0g

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