Texas Gold: Black Garlic Linguine

Texas Gold: Black Garlic Linguine

I wasn’t sure what to think when I first saw Black Garlic for sale at Pearl Market so naturally, I had to check it out. Pasta is associated with romance, so I believe this would be a simple option for those who want to stay in since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year. This recipe from Black Garlic takes less than 30 minutes to cook if you have the ingredients handy.

I modified the recipe a bit because I wanted to include a protein and a veggie so I heated up the olive oil, added the black garlic and grilled the chicken. I removed the chicken, set it aside, and followed the same process for the spinach. Then, I set the spinach aside and followed the recipe for the linguine (I used whole-wheat). At the end, I just mixed everything together and, voilà!


I did have a minor casualty while preparing this dish.

Apparently you’re supposed to remove the magnet before using the cooking plate. Oh well, I’m an experimenter, not a chef. Despite that, I pulled this dish off and the flavor was robust, so I still feel pretty fancy!

Black garlic is available for purchase locally from Texas Black Gold Garlic.


Black Garlic Linguine- Original Recipe

Black Garlic Linguine- Original Recipe


  • One portion of linguine
  • 4 cloves of peeled black garlic – sliced
  • A glug of extra virgin garlic oil
  • A handful of chopped fresh herbs – chives, parsley and basil
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A few slivers of fresh mild red chilli (optional)


  1. Cook the linguine according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Once cooked drain thoroughly. Set aside.
  3. Heat the garlic oil in the same pan. Add the black garlic, herbs and chilli (if using). Stir.
  4. Quickly toss in the linguine. Stir.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with a few whole fresh basil leaves.

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