Easy Garlic Paste

We always find ourselves chopping up and mincing lots of garlic, but since trying out this homemade garlic paste, we haven’t looked back! We make this paste in bulk and pop it into the freezer to preserve the paste for even longer.

garlic cloves on chopping board

What is garlic paste and why should I make it?

Garlic paste is really simple to make: it’s simply garlic and oil minced together. Since there are so many recipes calling for garlic, this paste really saves some time while prepping your meals.

We prefer to make it rather than buy it since it’s so easy and quick to make, and it’s simply more flavorful than storebought garlic paste plus we know what goes into it.

Even though it’s quite common to just make ginger and garlic paste, it’s also good to keep some ginger paste and garlic paste separately from each other since so many recipes call for just garlic paste or just ginger paste.

Oil

For this paste, we use vegetable oil, but you can use any neutral-flavored oil, such as grapeseed oil, canola oil, or sunflower oil. We need to use a neutral-flavored oil for the paste so as not to overpower the garlic flavor in the recipe.

How much garlic paste should I use in my recipes?

We use one teaspoon of garlic to substitute a clove. In fact, we freeze our garlic paste in one teaspoon cubes with an ice-cube tray. However, you can use less depending on your preferences e.g. ½ teaspoon.

How long can I store garlic paste in the fridge?

You can store garlic paste for around 5 days in the fridge. If you’re making this in bulk, we recommend that you freeze the garlic paste in icecube trays so that you can pop one out whenever you need to add some garlic paste to your cooking.

How long can I store garlic paste in the freezer?

You can store garlic paste for around 6 months in the freezer making this our preferred method of storing paste. Use an icecube tray to freeze your garlic paste.

Easy Garlic Paste

Since trying out this homemade garlic paste, we haven’t looked back! We make this paste in bulk and pop it into the freezer to preserve the paste for even longer.

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Cuisine
Indian

Servings
30

Calories
11 kcal

Prep time
10 minutes

Cook time
0 minutes

Total time
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Mince your garlic in a food processor or blender until finely minced. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and mix together thoroughly until the mixture forms a paste.
  2. Store your garlic paste in an airtight container. If you’re freezing your garlic paste, freeze the paste in an icecube tray (roughly 1 teaspoon for each use).

Notes

  • Save some time with peeling garlic: fill a bowl with all of your unpeeled garlic cloves, place another bowl over the top and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. This loosens the peel on all of the cloves and often completely removes it.

Nutrition

  • Calories 11 kcal | 
  • Carbohydrates 2.2 g | 
  • Protein 0.4 g | 
  • Fat 0.2 g | 
  • Saturated fat 0.1 g | 
  • Cholesterol 0 mg | 
  • Sodium 1.1 mg | 
  • Fiber 0.1 g | 
  • Sugar 0.1 g |