Aug 29, 2010

roasted garlic soup

Of all the foods on the planet, I believe I adore garlic the most. I love it in everything, but I have to make sure that my hubby eats some when I do otherwise he gets a little distant.

Garlic happens to be very healthful and so delicious - when properly utilized, that is.

I made a soup for today's lunch that had garlic in the soup itself (using the garlic from making garlic oil) and in the croutons as the garlic oil.
So, so good.

This is relatively a quick soup, but oh so elegant. I gave the soup some body with some cashew milk (only works if it is homemade) and added a few yellow chillies for flavor. To serve, I put some 'queso fresco' (that I had in the fridge, using the same basic recipe that I used for making Feta a few weeks back), some black beans, avocado and tomatoes from our garden, into a bowl, ladled the soup on and topped it with the garlic croutons.

Cost Breakdown:
homemade stock: $1
cashews: $1
garlic, olive oil: $2
queso freso (optional): $1
chili: $.50
black beans: $2
avocado: :1.50
tomato: $1
bread: $1
Total to feed 5 people:


  1. Beautiful! I love garlic too..I sometimes mince a couple cloves and add them raw to my salads. There really isn't anything that can compare to garlic

  2. sounds perfect! Garlic is a staple in our house. I'm pretty sure we eat it every day, yum!
    home made cashew milk huh? I'll have to look into that one. ;-)

  3. I agree, I love garlic raw, roasted, minced, powdered, whatevs.

  4. I love that so many of you also love garlic!

  5. Garlic soup with cashew milk sounds great. I could go for some of that right now.

  6. what's the recipe?? it looks absolutely delicious!

  7. Wow! I totally forgot to post the recipe, Julianna!

    I am so sorry!

    I will do so in the next few days - as soon as I jog a bit of my memory.

  8. Did this recipe get posted?

    1. I'm afraid not. You are the first one to ask in three years and unfortunately the recipe is lost at this point. I will try to recreate it at some time. Thank you for visiting and I am sorry about the lack of recipe.


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