Sage-Garlic Baste

Sage-Garlic Baste

It is difficult to trace the exact history of a specific herb and spice blend like sage-garlic baste, as herbs and spices have been used for thousands of years in various combinations to flavor food. Sage and garlic are both ingredients that have been used for centuries in cooking, and it is likely that they have been combined in some form for just as long. Sage is a fragrant herb that has been used in cooking and medicine for centuries, while garlic is a pungent, flavorful herb that has been used in cooking and medicine for thousands of years. It is likely that the combination of sage and garlic in a baste or marinade has been used by cooks throughout history to add flavor to meats and other dishes.


Course Herbs and Spices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage — minced
  • or
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sage — dry
  • 2 cloves garlic — minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in small saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat 4 minutes. Use immediately as baste for turkey or chicken.