Although garlic greens make tasty springtime fare, we most often use the fleshy, underground bulbs that separate into cloves—each neatly wrapped in paper-thin skin.
For maximum health benefit, crush raw garlic and let it sit for 10 minutes before cooking with it.
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Fettunta is prepared by grilling slices of Tuscan bread over an outdoor fire, then rubbing the bread with raw garlic and anointing it with olive oil and coarse sea salt.
Wilted spinach makes a wonderful tapas dish served with bread and olives, is perfect served as a vegetable accompaniment and is excellent on pasta or pizza. The saffron gives a hint of exotic Spanish fare.
This simple White Bean Spread combines the protein of beans along with the goodness of raw garlic to make a delicious, nutritious lunch or tasty appetizer.
Fresh garlic is known for myriad health benefits, including antioxidant protection and antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-coagulant, antifungal and antiviral properties.