If you are a ginger-garlic paste lover, then this blog post is for you!
Most people don’t know that ginger garlic paste can be made in a Vitamix.
It’s not just for smoothies! This is the perfect recipe to make ginger garlic paste because it is quick and easy.
If you want to make ginger garlic paste in your Vitamix without having to smash those ingredients with a mortar and pestle or press them through a sieve by hand, then this post will show you how it’s done.
Can You Blend Ginger And Garlic Together?
That’s a great question! Both are powerful spices, yet their tastes can work together to create new taste sensations.
To capture both flavors without overloading the palate, only add one teaspoon of each spice at first and then gradually increase the amounts.
The ginger /garlic juice might be rather hot–sprinkle with salt or sugar if desired.
Odds are you’ll find their mellow flavor works really well in dressings for salads and other dishes that benefit from a bit of zing like vegetables steamed asparagus 🙂
You want a smooth mixture, so it may require some time to feed each ingredient through the blades.
Depending on your blender, this could take minutes or hours.
No matter what, you should make sure that if you use garlic, it is chopped into small pieces or crushed before adding it in order to allow the breakdown process of the enzymes within its cells easier access.
If you are using fresh ginger root then be sure to peel and chop into small pieces as well before blending away your problems together!
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Do I Need To Peel The Garlic Before Adding It To The Blender?
Nope! Simply crush or mince it and then throw it in.
All the goodness is in the skin so there’s no need to peel it off.
There are two caveats though, which you may want to heed depending on how squeamish you are, firstly that if the garlic cloves have sprouted at all or turned soft and pulpy then yes, definitely do peel them off – the risks of spoilage go way up with these conditions.
Secondly, that if you plan on storing blended garlic for more than a day or so, it’s worth peeling your cloves because while fresh garlic does not grow any nasty microbes while stored under refrigeration, old garlic can quickly become infected with species like botulism. In this case, it’s not for the faint of heart.
How To Make Ginger Garlic Paste In Vitamix
- Peel ginger. Make sure to peel it thinly because Vitamix cannot make ginger juice.
- Cut ginger into thin, little slices and drop them in the blender jar with a tablespoon or two of water (or use coconut milk). If you’re using dried ginger pieces then soak them in hot water until they soften.
- Add garlic cloves.
- Put the lid back on and center it, then close the Vitamix’s blade assembly with a little pressure so that ginger is pushed up against the blades. Blend for about 30 seconds or until you see ginger pieces are finely chopped.
- Strain ginger juice from the blender jar into a container and store ginger garlic paste in jars.
What Does The Ginger Garlic Paste Look Like?
It is a dark ginger-colored paste with small chunks and pieces in it – kind of like ginger root, but pulpier.
What Does Ginger Garlic Paste Taste Like?
If you are not familiar with it yet ginger garlic paste has an intense taste that is made up of three flavors; hot ginger, ginger-garlic paste, and ginger juice. It’s a very aromatic dish with lots of flavors that will make any dish great.
How To Store And Preserve Ginger Garlic Paste?
Wrap in parchment or plastic and freeze until needed!
I usually store it in an airtight container like a mason jar, but to keep it from drying out, I pour some olive oil over the top of the paste. Then I just shake it all before use.
Alternately, you could mix 1 part ginger garlic paste with 10 parts water and then freeze in ice cube trays. This is so handy to pull out when you need a little flavor without making a full batch of whatever dish you’re making.
How Long Does Ginger Garlic Paste Last In The Fridge?
Garlic paste lasts for six months in the refrigerator.
The paste can be kept in a jar, tightly covered with a lid, and refrigerated until it is used up.
Be sure to keep garlic portions whole – peeling isn’t usually needed since it’s finely minced to form the paste in the first place.
A good rule of thumb is to discard any leftover amount after two weeks in storage, but generally, one recipe’s worth will last for 5-6 months.
The more you use or cook with your paste, the less time it will last.
What Is Ginger Garlic Paste Used For?
Ginger garlic paste can be used to give dishes an extra zing!
You can use it in stir-fries, sauces, stews, or soups as well as on the side at the table as a condiment for rice dishes, meat, and vegetables.
What Are The Benefits Of Ginger Garlic Paste?
Ginger garlic paste has been used for centuries in many Asian cuisines, and it’s no wonder why.
Ginger is a digestive aid that helps the stomach process food more easily; ginger also offers relief from nausea and vomiting – so ginger garlic paste can be quite helpful to those who are feeling queasy or have an upset stomach.
Garlic, on the other hand, is known for its anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties – it also helps to lower blood pressure while ginger has been found to have cholesterol-lowering qualities.
We couldn’t help but notice how many of you were interested in making your own ginger garlic paste.
So, we thought it would be helpful to provide a recipe for the Vitamix blender-friendly version that yields an amazing result and can last up to 6 months if stored properly!
What are some other questions about cooking with ginger or using the Vitamix? Let us know below and our team will get back to you as soon as possible 🙂