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roasted garlic side sauce

Roasted Garlic Side Sauce

A blend of roasted and fresh garlic with onion that you can use as a dip, condiment, or add to sauces used on a variety of dishes.


  • 125 g garlic cloves peeled, divided (about 3/4 cup or 2-1/2 bulbs worth)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme optional
  • 100 g yellow onion chopped (about 1/2 baseball-sized onion)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar minus 3 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Toss about 100g of the garlic with the olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and all the thyme
  • Loosely wrap in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes, until soft and browned all over
  • Once done, put all the garlic, the onion, remaining salt and pepper in the work bowl of blender or food processor
  • In a 1 cup measuring cup, add 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, then fill to 1/2 cup line with distilled white vinegar
  • Add to garlic/onion mixture and blend until smooth
  • Add oil and blend until emulsified
  • Add additional salt/pepper to taste
  • Makes about 12 oz, store in the refrigerator