Chocolate-Covered Roasted Garlic

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Chocolate-Covered Roasted Garlic
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Roles are reversed in this recipe, with the chocolate acting as the bold and stronger flavor, and the roasted garlic adding hints of sweetness. 

4
Servings
151
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 Ounce dark chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Cup pumpkin seeds, crushed
  • 1 Teaspoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon miso paste
  • Ricotta cheese, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Unwrap the outer-shell of the garlic bulbs. Drizzle each evenly with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil.  Wrap each head in tinfoil and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 

Remove the garlic heads from the oven and set aside to cool. Unrwap each head and place on a piece of parchment paper. 

Meanwhile, heat the chocolate in a small pot over medium heat.  Add the cocoa powder, the rest of the olive oil, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and miso; mix well to combine. Cook until the chocolate has melted.

Drizzle the melted chocolate mixture over the roasted garlic on parchment paper.

Serve with a dollop of ricotta cheese.

 

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.5%
Vitamin C
8mg
13%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.7%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
58mg
6%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
83mg
21%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.5%
Phosphorus
179mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
256mg
7%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%

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