This is easy and cheap. I used already peeled heads of garlic with each head individually sealed in shrink-to-fit plastic. They are selling this in bulk at Costco or in a 4 head package at Trader Joe's. I already had a Trader Joe's pack, so I used it. I added enough Christopher's jarred chopped garlic to cover the 5th missing head.
I intend to serve this with crusty rolls. I tossed in some whole garlic heads in another mini crock to make Roasted Garlic, as yummy butter substitute.
Winner, Loser or Meh
This was good, not great. I wanted a bit more oomph. I used to make this with chicken broth. I think about 1/2 again as much tomato paste and a bit more salt would help out. I served this with those crusty rolls and slathered them with Roasted Garlic just out of the mini crock. Yum!
Use a medium crock pot for this recipe.
- 5 heads garlic, peeled, each clove peeled
- 6 cups vegetable stock (I used Trader Joe's Organic)
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbl olive oil
- basil - fresh or dried for garnish (optional)
Place first 5 ingredients in crock pot. Stir. Cook on low 8 hours or more. or cook on or high for 5 hours. Add olive oil. Emulsify with an immersion blender or regular blender. Garnish with herbs. Serves 4.