Roasted Garlic and Parsley Soup {AIP, Paleo, Whole 30}

This Roasted Garlic and Parsley Soup is a creamy and rich AIP garlic soup. With only a few simple ingredients you’ll love how flavorful this soup is and it’s going to make you feel better with all the healing qualities of garlic. Pair it with a simple protein for a dinner that you’ll love!
a bowl of roasted garlic and parsley soup

 

 

Have you tried taking a picture of a bowl of white soup?
Soup has to be one of the hardest things to photograph….well soup and babies or animals that won’t sit still, but difficult for very different reasons.


Considering how much I LOVE soup, you would think that I would have mastered the art of soup photography, but I haven’t. I’ve even thought that I should take a class or something.

 

Other Soups You Should Try:

 

Anyway, enough about my inability to take a decent picture of a bowl of soup.
I promise this soup tastes so much better than the pictures will lead you to believe.
Make it.
Eat it.
Take a picture if you want. 🙂

This soup starts with 50 cloves of garlic. Actually I didn’t count them putting them in the pot, but just used a storage container I had full of peeled garlic cloves, and as I was cooking I moved them around and counted and there were exactly 50. WEIRD! Well, there were 50, but only 48 ended up in the soup as I ate 2. Sorry!!

(TIME SAVING TIP: if you can get already peeled garlic cloves, to me it’s worth the money to not smell like garlic all day and to not have to peel them)
 

Benefits of Eating Garlic:

Assuming you’re not following a low-FODMAP diet, garlic is a great thing to include in your meal plan because it’s been shown to lower blood pressure, help fight cardiovascular disease, fight off colds, plus it’s high in antioxidants. Combine garlic with parsley which is high in iron, and add in some bone broth and this soup is a powerhouse.
So, let’s get on with the recipe…
 

Roasted Garlic & Parsley Soup

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Roasted Garlic and Parsley Soup {AIP, Paleo, Whole 30}


  • Author: Bethany Darwin
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings
  • Category: Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 50 cloves of garlic (give or take a few)
  • Medium head of cauliflower – or a large bag of frozen cauliflower (16 ounces)
  • 3 cups bone broth
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups water
  • a bunch/ handful of parsley
  • 1.5 tsp salt (pink himalayan or sea salt)
  • OPTIONAL – canned salmon, cooked mussels, flaked pieces of cooked salmon, crab meat, shredded chicken, etc.

Instructions

  1. heat olive oil in a large stock pot over a low to medium heat
  2. add garlic cloves and let them slowly cook for 30 minutes – shake the pan or stir occasionally to keep them from burning. Cook until they are golden brown and soft (should be able to squish with the back of a spoon)
  3. add cauliflower (chopped in florets), broth, water & salt
  4. bring to a boil and simmer until cauliflower is soft (about 20 minutes)
  5. use an immersion blender to blend until smooth and creamy
  6. chop parsley and stir in 
  7. taste and season with more salt if needed (depends on your broth)
  8. OPTIONAL: for a meal in one bowl, stir in one of the optional proteins listed above. I enjoy it with mussels as the garlic and parsley with the mussels makes me think of eating a bit bowl of steamed mussels with garlic butter)
***This recipe was shared on the Phoenix Helix AIP Roundtable
a close up of a bowl of aip roasted garlic and parsley soup
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