Baked jumbo garlic with parsley salad

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By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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You occasionally see these super-sized jumbo or elephant garlic bulbs in supermarkets, specialist greengrocers and Asian shops. Baked in foil in the oven and served with some toasted ciabatta-type bread and a flat-leaf parsley salad they make a great snack to go on the dinner table.


  • 4 heads of jumbo or elephant garlic
  • 10-12 slices of ciabatta or sourdough bread


Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.

Cut the tops off the heads of garlic about 1cm from the top. Replace the tops, wrap each head individually in foil and bake in the oven for