Elephant Garlic Spread

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 1 hour

Serves:Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 2 large heads elephant garlic
  • 2 tbsp vegetable broth


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Separate the garlic heads into individual cloves. Discard the center stalk section. Cut a small piece off each of the root ends and off the tops. Peel each clove. Place the peeled cloves in a baking dish, spoon the vegetable broth over the garlic, cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 30 minutes. (Test to make sure all the cloves are soft by piercing with a fork. If they are not soft enough, bake for a bit longer until soft.) Remove from oven and mash with a fork directly in the baking dish, using the broth in the bottom of the dish to mix with the garlic.

Season with salt, if desired. Serve warm or cold as a spread for bread or rolls.