Vegan Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup

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  • Vegetarian
    Vegetarian
  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Nut Free
    Nut Free
  • Body Ecology
    Body Ecology
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Blender
    Blender

Hearty, nourishing, delicious, nutritious, and dead easy to make. This garlic and potato soup, which I affectionately refer to, as my “Happy Peasant Soup” is quite simply phenomenal. I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I always seek out the local peasant food in order to get a really authentic taste of the culture. Not to mention the fact that it is always the best food on offer! You just can’t go past rustic country food to feed the body and the soul.

I fell in love with this hearty potato soup on a family trip to Ireland many years ago. Maybe it’s the Irish in me, but give me a chunky soup or stew, and I am happy. This chunky garlic and potato soup really hits the mark.

Self-respecting vampires far and wide are risking death to have a taste. This phytochemical rich garlic broth will fight off any viral vampires you have to fight this Winter, whether it be a simple cold, flu, minor infection, candida, immune disorder, or other nasty. This garlic and potato soup can’t hurt and can only help, and will keep you happy like every self respecting peasant before us!

Vampires beware……

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Vegan Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup

Vegan Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup

Serves 6 to 890 MINS
  • 2 large heads garlic
  • 6 large red-skinned potatoes scrubbed and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large red onions roughly chopped
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Brush off the papery outer layers around each of the heads of garlic, leaving them whole with all of their cloves connected. Trim 1/4 inch (6mm) off the top off each head of garlic to expose the tops of the garlic cloves. Drizzle each head with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and a pinch of salt. Wrap each head separately in parchment paper, then foil (to allow the garlic to steam and not burn, and to reduce aluminum transfer), and roast them in the oven for 40 to 60 minutes, until tender. Allow to cool, then squeeze out the garlic pulp from the cloves, and set aside.
  3. Fill a large pot with cold filtered water. Add the sliced potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the salt, and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes until just tender. Drain, and set aside. Wash the pot, and place back on the stovetop.
  4. Over medium heat, warm the olive oil, and saute the onions with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt for about 30 minutes until caramelized.
  5. Add the vegetable broth, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the cooked potatoes, roasted garlic, remaining teaspoon salt, and pepper, and simmer gently for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mesh. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow to cool slightly. Stir in 1/2 cup of the parsley and add the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pulse very briefly with an immersion blender just to break up some of the potato, but keeping the soup rustic and chunky.
  7. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with remaining parsley.

Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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