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Garlic and onion purée

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Garlic and onion purée

Side Serves 4 50 min
This is an easy-to-make purée that can be stirred into soups, stews and casseroles to add a good punch of flavour. Or try it as a sauce with roast meat or grilled fish.


  • 3 heads garlic
  • 350g onions, roughly chopped
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min
  • Step 1

    Separate the cloves of garlic, but do not peel. Place in a heavy-based pan with the onion and olive oil. Cover and stew very gently over a low heat until both garlic and onion are meltingly tender - a good 40 minutes or so.
  • Step 2

    Let the mixture cool slightly. Using your hands, squeeze the cooked garlic out of its skins, back into the pan. Liquidize the onions and garlic together, sieve and season. Re-heat when ready to serve.

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