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“Happy Peasant” Garlic and Potato Soup

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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……

**If you want this soup to taste exactly like mine, the vegetable stock/broth that you use is important. Not all stocks were created equal. They really do vary in quality and taste. I always use Massel vegetable stock, which I believe is superior in quality and flavor. Massel stocks are vegan, gluten free, lactose free, kosher and free of MSG. When I don't make my own home made stock (I really do need to post that recipe) I always use Massel stocks. I actually prefer to use the stock cubes so I can control the strength. I use 1 stock cube for every 2 cups of filtered water. 

Vegan Garlic and Potato Soup

“Happy Peasant” Garlic and Potato Soup

  • 2 whole heads of organic garlic
  • 6 large red potatoes scrubbed and sliced
  • 2 large red onions roughly chopped
  • 7 cups vegetable broth (I use Massel)
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • chopped flat leaf parsley for garnishing
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F
  2. Place the whole unpeeled garlic bulbs in a small tray and bake for about 30 minutes.
  3. Partially cook the potatoes in boiling water for about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir fry the onions with 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium/high heat for about 20 minutes until caramelized.
  5. Bring the vegetable broth to the boil, and reduce to a simmer, and then add the drained potatoes.
  6. Squeeze the roasted garlic pulp into the soup, stir through the onions, and season to taste.
  7. Simmer for 15 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through, and the flavors infuse.
  8. Pulse very briefly with an immersion/stick blender so still relatively chunky and rustic.

Garnish with parsley and serve.

Tip: Avoid sticky garlic

When chopping garlic into fine pieces, it can leave you in a sticky situation. The garlic sticks to your knife, your fingers, and the board. To avoid this – simply rub a tiny drop of olive oil onto the blade of your knife and a few drops onto the garlic cloves. The oil coats the garlic and stops it from sticking.

I love potatos and I love soups. This has got to be one of the yummiest soups I’ve made. I’m going to keep cooking up your fab soup recipes now that I’ve had a ‘super delicious’ introduction!


I added even more garlic and it was great! What a quick, easy soup that is delicious.


More garlic is always a great idea in my book! Glad you enjoyed it :)

This soup is just pure comfort and flavour. I curled up with a good book and a huge bowl of this soup and I was in piggy Heaven. Thankyou Tess


I agree. I find this soup so nourishing and amazing. So glad you enjoyed it :)

Perfect for winter. Yum. This winter is so so cold. Brrrr….


Yes! This is one of my “go to” Winter soups. YUM!

...Or summer!  This is a brilliant soup all year round I think! Pure amazing! Thank you!


Ha! Yes. So glad you enjoyed it :)

OMG!!! So good!! I have tries several of your recipes and have loved them all!! Thank you so much for sharing!


Oh, I am so pleased. Thankyou so much.

This soup is so good and so easy. SO good!


I agree. SO glad you enjoyed it!

I have decided I love peasant food too.
This soup is so warm and comforting. I agree….


LOL! Love it. GO Peasant Food!

I am so pleased you are enjoying this soup.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! OInk!


Made a half a batch since its just me, however I almost ate the whole pot!!! This soup is amazing! Cleared my stuffed sinuses right away!!! YUM YUM


HA! Yes, it is hard to stop eating. So glad it made you feel better :)

Do you think I can sub the potatoes with anything thats Candida diet safe? This looks soooo good, I want some!


Lauren, it depends what anti-candida diet you are on. If you are following Body Ecology (as I did) you could use red-skinned potatoes in this soup, and it is candida friendly.

When do you add the onions? It never mentions in the directions.


Sorry about that! I didn’t add that in the instructions. I just amended the recipe. You add the onions with the roasted garlic. Enjoy.

This soup was the best ever!  I didn’t have any vegetable broth so I substituted some organic chicken broth and some frozen homemade chicken broth.  Absolutely delicious. 

Hard to stop eating!


Wonderful! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing Pam :)

This soup is happening today! Just got 3in. Of snow and grad school classes are cancelled! Yay soup day!


The massel broth cubes are currently unavailable.  Where else can I buy them from??  I have been wanting to make this soup for the longest.


Oh, I love Massel. You can order them online from Amazon and other vendors. You can also make this soup with any broth. I just think it tastes better with Massel.

Mine became mashed potatoes when I vitamixed it too far. Still tasty.


Oh, I have done that as well! Next time, pulse. But, yes, it still tastes delicious all blended.

Thank you for this recipe. It’s delicious and simple to make. I cheated slightly and added finely chopped mushrooms to the caramelised onions, a few minutes before they were done.

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