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Garlic Ginger Paste

Bright, tangy and just the right umph to add to your favorite dishes, this garlic ginger paste brings the FLAVOR and will be your new secret ingredient!

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Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Keeps in the Fridge for quite a while! 

Here’s How It’s Done

Watch the full video “Garlic Ginger Paste” over on the Loaves and Dishes YouTube Channel

STEP 1. 

Peel your ginger and garlic.

hands peeling garlic

STEP 2. 

Throw it in the food processor with some oil and salt and give it a whiz!

food processor of garlic

Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil

ingredients on cutting board
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Is Garlic Ginger Paste Used For? 

It’s used mostly in international kitchens as a flavor element. It is paired with veggies and in sauces. 

You’ll often find it in Indian dishes, however, I’ve been using it in just about anything I use a minced garlic in and we LOVE IT! 

Keep your eyes peeled at Loaves and Dishes for a chicken recipe that uses this paste and WHOOOO WEEEEE is it ever good! 

How Long Does It Keep? 

This paste will keep for a couple of weeks sealed in the refrigerator. No worries, you’ll use it all before then! 

What If I Don’t Have a Food Processor? 

If you don’t have a food processor, of course, it is fine to use a blender or other food chopper. 

You can also use a microplane for both the ginger and the garlic. 

What Can I Use Instead of Garlic Ginger Paste? 

If you aren’t crazy about the idea of using this, that’s fine, just use either garlic or ginger. Honestly though, give this a try before you say no. You won’t be sorry. 

When Do I Add Garlic Ginger Paste When I’m Cooking? 

You’ll want to add this near the end of a saute so that the garlic and ginger don’t over cook. At the same time, be sure they get a little saute to take the sharp edge off. 

Can I Freeze Garlic Ginger Paste? 

No, don’t freeze it. It changes the consistency and makes it watery.

Just make it up fresh and use it from the fridge. It keeps a nice long time. 

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TIPS and TRICKS

  • You’ll want equal amounts of garlic and ginger. To achieve this, you could weigh them or just “eyeball it” which is what I do. 
  • After you have made this a number of times, you’ll find that sometimes ginger is more wet than others, just adjust your olive oil amount to make it as loose as you like. 
  • This recipe calls for kosher salt which has a larger grain than table salt. If you are using table salt, reduce the amount by at least ½. 
  • No food processor? No problem! Use a blender or other type of food chopper. If you have neither of these, use a microplane or the finest side of a box grater. 
  • Try this paste for any recipe where you would use minced garlic the ginger gives a real fresh boost to the flavor of just plain garlic alone. 

What Kind of Food Processor Is That? 

The processor that I use is a Cuisinart DFP 14 Cup Food Processor. I bought mine through Amazon. They aren’t cheap, but I decided to go with Cooks Illustrated suggested model and I’m very happy. Cooks Illustrated is always my go to place for food tools and some recipes! 

Fair warning, this is an expensive item. You might want to consider searching for a used one. 

Here’s a link to Amazon if you want to check out one for yourself. Click the photo and you can go straight over to Amazon to check out the prices. This is an affiliate link and I do receive a commission on products purchased through this route.

Thank you! All proceeds go right back into Loaves and Dishes to cover expenses AND a percentage is tithed. 

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Garlic Ginger Paste

Bright, tangy and just the right umph to add to your favorite dishes, this garlic ginger paste brings the FLAVOR and will be your new secret ingredient!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic ginger paste
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Ginger about 8 inches
  • 3 oz Garlic about 2 heads
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil any cooking oil will work
  • 1 tsp Salt kosher

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger and the garlic.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until the garlic and ginger are finely minced. If the paste looks too dry or is balling up in the processor, add a little more oil.
  • Place into a sealable container and keep refrigerated for use in any dish that you might use minced garlic.

Notes

  • You’ll want equal amounts of garlic and ginger. To achieve this, you could weigh them or just “eyeball it” which is what I do.
  • After you have made this a number of times, you’ll find that sometimes ginger is more wet than others, just adjust your olive oil amount to make it as loose as you like.
  • This recipe calls for kosher salt which has a larger grain than table salt. If you are using table salt, reduce the amount by at least ½.
  • No food processor? Use a blender or other type of food chopper. If you have neither of these, use a microplane or the finest side of a box grater.
  • Try this paste for any recipe where you would use minced garlic. The ginger gives a real fresh boost to the flavor of just plain garlic alone.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Ginger Paste
Amount Per Serving
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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“If you can be anything, be kind”, that’s one of my favorite sayings. I try really hard to be, but I’m not always successful, especially when I’m not particularly fond of someone. 

That is about the least Christian way to be. It’s something I work on. I hope you will too. 

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil

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Thursday 13th of August 2020

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