Simple garlic soup, a healthy broth that’s quick to prepare. Delicious and light on it’s own but also a great tasty base for other soups.
This garlic soup is a recipe that I’ve created for my friend Claire. A regular at our Supperclub and Afternoon Teas, Claire is a great supporter of our blog and everything we do, we love talking food.
After posting our French Onion Soup recipe Claire had commented on it. She went on to talk about a very similar, broth style, garlic soup that she had enjoyed on holiday many years ago in the Czech Republic.
Claire and her husband were on holiday in Prague, those days before kids when we get lost wandering in a new city. Coming across a small rustic restaurant, they took a table outside.
They ordered garlic soup which was served in small casserole dishes and by all accounts when the soup arrived “the smell was incredible”. The soup came served with a slice of cheese covered baguette on top.
I love that a simple bowl of garlic broth can evoke such lovely memories, food does that. A simple garlic soup which she said was delicious but hasn’t eaten since.
I love conversations like this, and decided that I would try and recreate this garlic soup recipe for Claire. When I made the soup I was feeling a little under the weather, this light clear broth hit the spot.
It is a lot of garlic!
It sounds like a lot of garlic, but the leek adds a nice sweetness to soften the broth.
However, in this garlic broth the garlic flavour comes through soft and sweet, not at all like raw garlic which would be too harsh.
Claire and I both love garlic so this garlic broth is a winner for us. However, worth feeding all the family then nobody can complain about your garlic breath!
Additional serving suggestions:
A great soup on it’s own but a versatile base garlic broth also.
One of our readers made a great suggestion and adds green chilli to this garlic soup, this would add a lovely hit of heat to this simple broth.
Add some vegetables and pulses:
I can imagine it being lovely with the addition of some chickpeas or potatoes to make more of a meal.
I also reckon leftover chicken would work too. That said I’d be happiest eating it as it is.
Making this soup suitable for Vegan diners:
If following a Vegan diet the butter in this garlic soup can be substituted with olive oil instead.
Also ensure that the vegetable stock you are using is suitable for vegans.
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Additional recipe suggestions:
If you like this garlic soup then why not try some of these other simple broth based recipes:
- Traditional Cullen Skink
- Simple Tomato Soup
- Traditional French Onion Soup
- Simple Curried Chickpea & Vegetable Soup
For some great hints and tips on how to make a great bowl of soup, have a read of our 20 Simple Soup Recipes post. This features some delicious soup recipes for you to try!
- 20 cloves garlic (sliced)
- 1 leek (finely sliced)
- 50 g butter
- 1.5 litre vegetable stock
- 1 large handful parsley leaf (chopped)
- salt & pepper
- Place the butter in a large saucepan and melt over a medium heat. Add the garlic and leek and saute gently for 15 minutes until the vegetables have softened but not coloured.
- Add the vegetable stock and parsley and simmer gently for a further 15 minutes.
- Check seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with some croutons or crusty bread.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •Share on Facebook