Grilled Garlic on Naan

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 60min
Serves: 8
1
large head garlic
3 tbsp
olive oil, divided
45 mL
1/4 tsp
each salt and pepper
1 mL
1/4 cup
chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
60 mL
2 tbsp
finely chopped fresh parsley
30 mL
1 pkg
Sensations by Compliments Naan Bread
340 g/4 pcs
2 tbsp
Compliments Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
30 mL
Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
calories
200
fat
10 g
saturated fat
1.5 g
carbs
22 g
sugar
3 g
protein
5 g
cholestrol
5 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
370 mg

Directions

  1. Slice about 1/4 in. (5 mm) off top of the head of garlic to expose cloves. Place garlic on a piece of foil (large enough to double-wrap and completely enclose it). Drizzle exposed garlic cloves with 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil. Seal the whole garlic head in the foil.

  2. Place over indirect heat on grill preheated to medium-high. Close barbecue lid. Cook 45 to 50 min. Remove from grill. Cool slightly before carefully unwrapping to check that garlic can be easily pierced with a paring knife.

  3. Squeeze garlic cloves into small bowl; discarding skins. Using a fork, mash garlic with 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil, salt and pepper. Stir in basil and parsley. Set aside.

  4. Brush both sides of naan breads with remaining oil. Grill over medium heat about 1 min., turning once, until lightly toasted. Spread grilled garlic paste onto naan breads. Cut into large pieces. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with additional chopped basil, if desired.

Tip

Alternatively, stir 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan and 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme into the mashed grilled garlic and olive oil. Grilled garlic is delicious on burgers and steaks or stirred into dressings and dips.