Roasted Garlic for Johnny Carino’s Olive Oil Bread Dip

Roast the garlic, oil, cheese, and herbs in the oven on a baking sheet.  Use what you need and save the rest in a paper bag in the refrigerator.

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon medium coarse sea salt  (consider roasted garlic sea salt)
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. Chop the herbs and Parmesan cheese in a blender or food processor until finely chopped. Add the olive oil.
  2. Spread the chopped garlic, herbs, and oil mixture on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Roast the mixture for 20 minutes stirring twice while cooking. Check on it before the 20 minutes is up; the garlic should be golden and crispy, but not burned.
  4. Add more olive oil as desired at serving time.

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