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Frozen Minced Garlic in Olive Oil

Learn how to safely freeze garlic in olive oil for easy cooking.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 25 garlic and oil balls
Calories 19kcal


  • 5 bulbs garlic peeled and separated into cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  • Combine the peeled garlic cloves and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse until the cloves are chopped, but stop before they turn into a paste.
  • Scoop out one teaspoon of the mixture at a time and transfer to a baking sheet. Freeze for a couple of hours before putting the teaspoons in a freezer bag. Store for up to 3 months.
  • When you want to use the frozen garlic, transfer the desired amount directly from the freezer to the dish. Do not thaw.


  • Garlic stored in oil at room temp can promote the growth of the bacterium that causes Botulism, a serious foodborne illness. To avoid this situation, freeze minced garlic that is mixed with oil right away.
  • Do not keep garlic and oil at room temperature for long periods of time. 


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg