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Silky Garlic Soup

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A creamy potato and garlic soup puréed with milk.

Even those who are not great fans of garlic may enjoy this soup, since this potent ingredient becomes quite mild, even subtle, when cooked in combination with potatoes and leeks.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 30 min
170 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal

Ingredients

7 cloves garlic, crushed
2 potatoes, peeled then cut into large pieces 400 g
1 onions, coarsely chopped 200 g
1 leeks, cut into 2 cm pieces 300 g
4 tsp canola oil 20 mL
2 3/4 cups chicken broth 700 mL
2/3 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 170 mL
4 tsp chives, fresh, chopped 4 g
1/2 tsp salt 2 g
1/2 tsp ground pepper 1 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the soup.

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables: Coarsely chop the onion. Halve the leek lengthwise and cut each half crosswise into 2 cm pieces. Crush the garlic cloves. Peel and cut the potatoes into 4 cm chunks.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, leek, and garlic, then cook with occasional stirring, until the vegetables are just softened, 2-3 min. Add the broth and potatoes, then season with the salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to low, cover, and simmer about 20 min until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Pour the soup back into the saucepan, add the milk, stir, and reheat over moderately high heat a couple of minutes. Adjust the seasoning.
  4. Garnish each bowl with the chopped chives. Serve.

Remarks

This soup keeps up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (340g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

170

Fat

4 g

7 %

Saturated 0.8 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

5 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

660 mg

28 %

Carbohydrate

30 g

10 %

Fibre

3 g

13 %

Sugars

5 g

Protein

5 g

Vitamin A

14 %

Vitamin C

33 %

Calcium

9 %

Iron

10 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin K

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Vegetables 2
Milk and Alternatives 0
Fats ½

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1 Reviews (0 with rating only ) 0% would make this recipe again
troushka
october 10, 2010

I found this recipe quite bland, and for some reason, the texture was rather slimy. Perhaps it was the potatoes...

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Vegetables | Soups | Low Saturated Fat | Halal | Low Cholesterol | French

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troushka
october 10, 2010

I found this recipe quite bland, and for some reason, the texture was rather slimy. Perhaps it was the potatoes...

Useful 0