Garlic Soup | Immune Boosting

Garlic Soup is a delicious broth-style soup that works well to help boost the immune system and provide comfort.

The winter season is just around the corner and the soup pot each week has been going strong in our house. This week in particular we were hit with a nasty cough and cold bug that came out of nowhere as they often do. With the aid of a few natural remedies, we seem to be on the mend.

One such thing I always do is make a batch of this Garlic Soup to sip on. Not only is it delicious but it is packed with garlic as the name suggests. if you were not already aware, garlic is a wonderful source for helping to boost the immune system. Naturally.

Though adding garlic to our daily diets has a positive impact overall. I wanted to share this Garlic Soup with you during the cold and flu season specifically.

As it is a great soup to help give our bodies the boost they need during these times. It is also important to use good chicken stock for the full benefits that this Garlic Soup offers. Although whether sick or not, this soup is a delicious broth-type soup that is packed with flavor and goodness. For simple dinners or lunches, I like to make a batch of this to serve along with a loaf of this No Knead Artisan Loaf. Dipping the freshly baked bread into the flavorful broth is comforting and delicious.

Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic contains sulfur compounds that have beneficial effects on health. When slicing or crushing the garlic bulbs those sulfur compounds are converted into a substance called Allicin. This incredible substance helps the body fight infections and ward off bacteria. It also helps give a boost to the immune system which can help fight cold viruses due to its antiviral properties. There is a myriad of other health benefits to adding a daily dose of garlic to your diet. It is a great natural resource to consider.

What You Will Need To Make It

1 liter chicken stock

10 garlic cloves

2 eggs

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp. chives

olive oil

sea salt to taste

Directions

Begin by peeling and rough chopping the garlic. Take the back of the knife and begin smashing the garlic cloves. Add a pinch of salt to help the process along. Smash the garlic until the large chunks are broken down. Heat a pot with a drizzle of olive oil.

smashed garlic on a cutting board

Begin cooking the garlic for a few seconds. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Add the chicken stock and chives to the pot then allow it to simmer on low. While the broth simmers, separate the two eggs. Add 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar to the yolks and mix well. As the stock simmers slowly add the egg whites to the pot while constantly stirring to break up the whites as they cook. Turn the heat off, then take a hand blender and breakdown any chunks of garlic in the soup. Finish off the soup by pouring the yolk and vinegar mixture in.

a pot of garlic soup in a pot

Give it a good stir and serve immediately.

garlic soup immune boosting soup in a bowl

Cooking Notes

  • If using a regular blender, transfer the soup to the blender. Blend briefly to break down any garlic chunks. Then return it to the stockpot and turn the heat on low to make sure the yolks are added to the hot soup. Add the yolk mixture and remove from heat, then stir to incorporate well.
  • This Garlic Soup comes together quickly so it is best to separate the eggs and prepare everything before starting.
  • Use a good quality chicken stock or chicken bone broth as these enhance not just the flavor but also add anti-viral effects to the soup.
  • Use good quality eggs since we are stirring them into the soup.

FAQ

Can I use pre jarred minced garlic?

You can use jarred minced garlic for this recipe. Though fresh cloves are always best to help ensure that the garlic is at its peak potency. If using minced, I would add about 5 tsp. of the minced garlic for the amount needed to make Garlic Soup. As typically 1 clove equates to 1/2 a tsp of garlic.

How do I store the leftover soup?

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I like to pour mine into a mason jar as it works perfectly for this soup. Be sure to do a smell check before reheating and consuming the soup. Discard any soup that smells rancid.

Can I use vegetable stock instead of chicken for this?

You can definitely swap out the chicken stock for vegetable stock. However, keep in mind that using chicken stock helps give the soup an extra dose of immune-boosting effects. Since the chicken stock has contains an amino acid called cysteine that breaks down mucus and anti-viral effects.

Serving Suggestions

  • Of course, Garlic Soup is delicious to sip on alone but here are some other ways to enjoy this flavor-packed soup.
  • Serve as a starter course for a dinner party. Serving a starter course always helps boost the elegance of the meal.
  • Serve alongside a rustic loaf of bread as this broth-style soup is excellent for dipping. Try this No Knead Artisan Loaf for an easy-to-make homemade loaf.
  • Add ramen noodles to the broth for a heartier soup. The broth compliments the ramen-style noodles well.

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Tools

Blender or Hand Blender

Stock Pot

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Yield: 4 servings

Garlic Soup

garlic soup in a white bowl

a delicious broth-style soup packed with flavor and immune boosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 1 liter of chicken stock (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tbsp. of chives
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt to taste
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Begin by peeling and rough chopping the garlic.
  2. Take the back of the knife and begin smashing the garlic cloves.
  3. Add a pinch of salt to help the process along.
  4. Smash the garlic until the large chunks are broken down.
  5. Heat a pot with a drizzle of olive oil.
  6. Begin cooking the garlic for a few seconds. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  7. Add the chicken stock and chives to the pot then allow it to simmer on low.
  8. While the broth simmers, separate the two eggs.
  9. Add 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar to the yolks and mix well.
  10. As the stock simmers slowly add the egg whites to the pot while constantly stirring to break up the whites as they cook.
  11. Turn the heat off, then take a hand blender and breakdown any chunks of garlic in the soup.
  12. Finish off the soup by pouring the yolk and vinegar mixture in.
  13. Give it a good stir and serve immediately.

Notes

  • If using a regular blender, transfer the soup to the blender. Blend briefly to break down any garlic chunks. Then return it to the stockpot and turn the heat on low to make sure the yolks are added to the hot soup. Add the yolk mixture and remove from heat, then stir to incorporate well.
  • This Garlic Soup comes together quickly so it is best to separate the eggs and prepare everything before starting.
  • Use a good quality chicken stock or chicken bone broth as these enhance not just the flavor but also add anti-viral effects to the soup.
  • Use good quality eggs since we are stirring them into the soup.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 559mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g

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