Garlic Dipping Sauce with Ginger & Tamari
Makes about 1½ cups.
Recipe type: Dip
  • 1 large head roasted garlic
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup good-quality aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp shredded/grated ginger
  • ½ tsp dark sesame oil
  1. To make the sauce:
  2. Squeeze the cooled roasted garlic cloves out of the skins and place them back in a bowl. Smash the cloves into small bits. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and stir in the balsamic vinegar, tamari, ginger, sesame oil, and olive oil. May be prepared several days or weeks ahead and refrigerated.
  3. Bring the sauce to room temperature before serving. Ladle into shallow platters and surround with chunks or slices of good quality, crusty bread.
  4. Blue cheese variation: Just before serving, gently heat the sauce in a fry pan until warmed through. Pour the mixture into shallow plates and sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese (divided among the plates), and gently stir just until some of the cheese begins to melt slightly and merge with the sauce.
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