“This really is a fabulous recipe!!! I've tried a number of others and this is, by far, the best. Don't be surprised if a couple of people polish off the whole batch in one sitting. Also, the marinade makes a delicious salad dressing after you've used up the garlic. Preparation time does not include time to marinate. NOTE: You can double the garlic cloves in this recipe and still have enough marinade to cover.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a medium saucepan half-filled with water to a boil. Toss in the whole cloves of garlic and blanch for 5 minutes. Remove the garlic and plunge into cold water. Drain and dry off the garlic.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients (except the sprigs of fresh oregano) in a blender until emulsified. If using dried oregano, toss into the blender with the other marinade ingredients.
  3. Put the cloves of garlic in a jar and cover with the marinade. Tuck the sprigs of oregano into the jar. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 5 days (longer is better) in the refrigerator.
  4. Serve as a snack, or as part of an antipasto, or as a side dish, or add to a green salad.

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