How To Make Black Garlic – 8 Black Garlic Recipes!

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How to make black garlic

I have written previously on what is black garlic and what are its benefits.

Now that you are aware of the amazing benefits that black garlic have, are you ready get some for yourself?

As buying one can be a bit expensive, why not try making it at your home?

For sure, it is going to be saving you a lot of money and there is a saying that homemade food tastes best.

In case you want to try making it yourself, here are the steps that you can follow in order to make black garlic.

Step 1: What you need

It is not going to be a lot, you just need three things for that.

The first thing would be a rice cooker.

If you do not have one and you have plans on buying one, it would be best if you can just opt to buy the cheapest one around because you might have to dedicate it to making your black garlic cloves anyway.

Now, you just need to find that model that has the single button to cook rice in front of it and you are all set up.

The second thing you would need would be the star of all of it: your normal white garlic because you obviously can’t make black garlic without this.

Go and grab some bulbs in your supermarket and make sure to pick the best ones so you can make the best black garlic as well.

Last, and probably another important thing you would need would be patience.

Preferably a lot of it, the more you have of it, the better things are going to be for you in making black garlic so you might want to store up a lot of it.

Step 2: Put it in the rice cooker

You might think that this step is really easy, but it is not, you have to be really careful about this.

You must not overdo it one bit and do not put water in it, not a single flavoring substance.

Basically, you don’t put anything inside the rice cooker but your garlic bulbs.

This is something you must really convince yourself to do and something you must execute properly.

Take note of just how many bulbs you can put inside the rice cooker, so you do not overdo things. Just give them proper space to breathe in their own space and everything else should be fine.

Step 3: Plug it in

Another crucial step would be to press the cook rice button of your rice cooker since that is exactly what your rice cooker is for.

However, that is not what you should do. Instead, you just plug the cooker in your socket and then watch the keep warm light turn on.

After double checking if the keep warm light is on, you should also make sure that the cooking rice button is off.

It would also be helpful if you can write the date on a piece of tape and then put it on the cover of your rice cooker so that you can have a reminder of when you started making that black garlic of yours.

Step 4: Wait

As previously mentioned in step 1, you need to have a lot of patience for best possible results.

This is the most difficult step since you have to wait and if waiting is not your best feature, you will just have to suck it up then. You are going to have to be on standby for 3 weeks.

Yes, you read it right, you need 21 days, which is about 504 hours and that can get quite long. But time is relative, so you just do whatever you need to do and just set a reminder for the 21st day. But the thing is you need be careful with it.

Do not open its lid and don’t check, just trust that things would turn out fine and that the reaction is happening the way you plan it to.

One morning, you will open the cover and you will see the black garlic you have been aiming for.

Step 5: Enjoy

Last but certainly the best step is for you to open the rice cooker and gather the black garlic that you have now cooked.

It should be easy for you to remove the black cloves now from the skin as the garlic itself has been reduced in size during the whole time. I

It would be great if you can store them in the fridge or freeze them up so they can last a long time.

But don’t worry, you will surely finish it all up once you have had a taste of it, it is for sure that good!

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Black garlic recipes

Now that you have made some black garlic on your own, what is there next but to experiment on it?

What are the things you can do with black garlic and how can you incorporate it in your dishes?

Well, there are a lot of different ways to do that and trying new things out should not stress you out but rather you should enjoy it.

Here are some things you ought to try out, recipes that you will surely love.


For mornings when you do not have so much time to cook but you really want to include black garlic in your breakfast, you can opt for a simple toast.

Toast your bread, put some of your black garlic on top of it and you’re good. If you want to add in some protein, you can add some egg on top.

Or else, you can just get a crostino, and then add your black garlic on top and you should be able to have a nice meal.


Now, nothing can go wrong when cheese is involved and the same can be said when it comes to black garlic mixing with cheese.

The sweet subtle taste of black garlic is surely going to work well with some of those robust cheeses types.

You can put some bulbs on a cheese plate for the next tea time or party you are going to have and surely, your guests are in for a surprise that they will truly enjoy.

Try it out and see for yourself how your guests and friends are going to react.


If you want to make burgers, black garlic is truly your friend. What you can do is this, get some bulbs and chop them up and then mix them with the ground meat, your spices and beans.

You can then cook it and get some fine burgers out of them. On the other hand, you can also opt to just spread it on your bun or on your burger directly as a good replacement for mayo, butter or all the extra condiments that you use when you make your burger and it would really give you a new way to enjoy burgers.


If you do not know what hummus is, you really ought to search it up because it is one delicious thing you really need to try.

What is even more amazing is the taste of black garlic as an incredible fit for when it comes to hummus, they compliment each other.

You can also try out white beans instead of your normal chickpeas so that you will be an amazing dip for you to try out.

It is going to be something new to your taste and you will love every second of it.

Slow cooker

Black garlic is the perfect thing for infusing a tangy flavor into your slow cooker type of recipes and you can use it when you are trying to make your pork or chicken that you are planning to add to your salads, your soups and your entrees.

Spice rub

In your food processor, you just have to put your black garlic, some olive oil, a dash of balsamic vinegar and some sea salt as well as some shallot and you are good to go.

You can then use this as a marinade for your chicken, your pork or your beef and it will surely give you an amazing result.

Broth and sauce

You can also use black garlic in your sauce, and it is a good way to dress up your food such as mushrooms as well as tofu, this is because those are the type of food that would take the flavor of the things they are prepared with.

Broth flavors can also be enhanced using black garlic in it.

You just have to figure out what the right amount you need to put in yours to make it more delicious than ever.


Pasta dishes would definitely be a whole lot tastier with black garlic on it, so before you serve it up for eating, put some cloves on top of your aglio olio or your pesto and it would surely give you a different flavor to it, something you have never tasted but would surely get to love.

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Final Thoughts

All in all, black garlic is something that you should definitely miss upon because it is wonderful and is one of the latest trends nowadays.

It really is worth all of the hype it is getting especially when you consider the number of benefits that it can give you.

Not to mention that it is also very versatile that you can probably include it in all of the dishes you have.

It is something that is both healthy and tasty. Truly, black garlic is garlic made a whole lot better! It is up to you now to decide whether or not that is true for you so why not head to the supermarket today, buy some garlic bulbs and start making some?


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