This Spice Pilgrim's Healing Garlic Soup is more than just a comforting meal; it's a bowl full of health benefits. The star ingredient, garlic, is known for its immune-boosting properties. It's a natural antihistamine, helping to reduce the production of histamine, a chemical that your body produces during an allergic reaction. This makes garlic a great ally during allergy season.
The addition of thyme and black peppercorn not only adds depth to the flavor profile but also enhances the health benefits of this soup. Thyme has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties, including helping with respiratory issues, while black peppercorn aids digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. The optional cayenne pepper gives a spicy kick and can help reduce nasal congestion, a common allergy symptom.
The result is a soup that's flavorful, comforting, and healing. It's perfect for those days when you need a little boost, whether you're feeling under the weather or just want a warming meal. Enjoy this soup knowing that you're nourishing your body with every spoonful.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 8 cloves of garlic, minced (or use Spice Pilgrim's Minced Garlic)
- 1 teaspoon of Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Black Peppercorn
- 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)
- 4 cups of vegetable broth
- 2 cups of water
- Salt to taste (consider Spice Pilgrim's Himalayan Pink Salt)
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Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent.
Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until the garlic is fragrant.
Pour in the vegetable broth and water. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for about 20 minutes.
Taste the soup and add salt as needed.
Serve hot, and enjoy the healing benefits of this simple yet flavorful garlic soup!
This soup is not only delicious but also packed with ingredients known for their health benefits. Enjoy it as a comforting meal any time of the day.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
These times are approximate and can vary slightly based on individual cooking speed and style. The yield is based on the recipe serving as a main dish. If used as a starter, it could serve more people.
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