Garlic soup – Copyright Coquere

This is a simple soup to make, and with so few ingredients, that it can hardly be called a recipe


Garlic soup

Garlic has been used throughout history both in food and as medicine. Through research, there are some indications that it contains antibacterial and other health-promoting substances. It is therefore a very healthy soup. In addition, there are very few calories in this soup, before you alternatively have added any of the suggestions for extra ingredients. This is a simple soup to make, and with so few ingredients, that it can hardly be called a recipe. If the soup is stored cold in the refrigerator, it stays good for approx. 3 days. Gives approx. 11-12 dl finished soup.




2 whole garlic heads
0.5 dl good olive oil
18 dl water
Various fresh herbs at your liking e.g., parsley, sage, basil, coriander
2 teaspoons dried herbs e.g., oregano, thyme and the like
Salt / pepper


Alternative additives




Garlic soup directions:
  1. Divide one garlic head horizontally. The other you take out all the garlic cloves, clean them and crush them lightly with a knife or similar. In a slightly large and wide saucepan you have in the olive oil. Put the plate on medium heat, and put in the peeled and crushed garlic cloves. Stir occasionally, until the garlic has turned golden brown and soft. Add water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Add both fresh and dried herbs, as well as the two half garlic heads.
  2. Let the soup simmer for approx. 60 min, or until it has been reduced to almost half the amount of liquid. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Then strain the soup at least once into a new saucepan, to remove the garlic and herbs from the soup. Now you can choose to just heat up and eat the soup as it is, or you can add croutons or noodles. You can also whisk together some eggs and stir this in quickly, while gradually pouring the egg mixture into the soup. Then you get a stracciatella soup.


Garlic soup served

Warm and based on the different alternative additives, perhaps also with good bread. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and a little olive oil


Allergy: Gluten free. If you use rice noodles, you also get a gluten-free noodle soup. Lactose free. There is high FODMAP in garlic, but you may still tolerate it. It contains only fruit oligosaccharides, which have been diluted in all the liquid.

Read more about all the properties of garlic: Garlic

It is also possible to grow your own garlic. Read more about growing garlic: Grow garlic

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