Garlic cloves with chilli in olive oil

Garlic cloves with chilli In olive oil

Garlic cloves with chilli in olive oil

Such an easy recipe and a must-have in your pantry. These 3 ingredients can really make the most simple of dishes into a masterpiece. Use whilst cooking or drizzle on top of your meal like a dressing. Your tastebuds will thank you, as will your body with all this recipe’s health benefits. You can’t say no to this, it is too good!

SERVES: na PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 10 mins


  • 1 ½ cups quality olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon dried chilli flakes or 1 fresh red chilli, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric (optional)


  1. On a medium heat add the olive oil in a large saucepan (or wok).
  2. Add the garlic cloves, chilli and turmeric making sure they are gently cooking.
  3. Stir frequently to keep the contents moving, as they become sticky and can stick to the base of the pan and burn.
  4. Cook gently on a medium to low heat until the garlic turns golden and soft - the oil thickens and becomes a little sticky and a heavenly aroma fills the air!
  5. Allow to cool before transferring into an airtight glass container and keep for up to 3 weeks.


  • Serve fresh and warm as a side dish or sauce with just about anything
  • Adding this recipe to stir-fried greens will make your veggies glisten and taste amazing
  • Puree the cloves with fresh lemon juice making a delicious garlic paste or spread. This is super yummy when served as a sauce with a piece of freshly grilled fish
  • Can use the dried chilli flakes for a mellow taste or fresh chilli for a tangier twist

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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  • By Dr Anne Malatt, MBBS, MS, FRACS, FRANZCO Eye surgeon, wife, grandmother

    A woman with a wealth of worldly experience and a richness of lived wisdom, I live and work in a country town, love my work and the people I work with, and enjoy time with my family and friends, walking, reading and writing.

  • Photography: Clayton Lloyd