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Fermented Garlic Paste

create a creamy paste with only two ingredients to leverage your food
Prep Time8 mins
Fermentation14 d
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: condiment, garlic, kitchenessentials, paste
Servings: 1 cup
Cost: £ 2.35


  • blender
  • mason jar
  • small bowl or fermentation weights
  • knife


  • 230 g garlic (4-5 heads)
  • 5 g salt (1 tsp)


  • Peel the garlic gloves (but them in a bowl or container and shake until separated)
  • Remove the top part of the garlic gloves
  • Add the garlic gloves together with the salt into the blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Transfer the paste into a clean jar (try to remove all air bubbles by gently smashing the jar on the counter, use a spatula if necessary)


  • Cover the paste with a cabbage leave and a small bowl or jar (you could also fill a plastic bag with water). It is important that the surface is fully covered and no air touches the paste.
  • Put the lid on the jar (but don't screw it on) and keep out of direct sunlight for 2 weeks.
  • Transfer the jar into the fridge once this time has passed and the paste turned slightly brown.


Food Waste Tip:
Add oil to the garlic scraps to create garlic oil.