Homemade garlic soup is the perfect dish to make when you are starting to feel run down. After all, garlic is nature's antibiotic! Two whole heads of garlic are used for this recipe. Though this seems like a recipe for garlic overload, don't fear. Once it is cooked down, the garlic is not quite as powerful.
Colombe incorporates fresh herbs such as sage, parsley, thyme, which adds a lot of flavor. Crunchy celery also acts as a flavor booster in this garlic soup. Don't forget a pinch of saffron to add a nice depth to your broth. You will put everything in a pot, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. You will be ready for the next step in this garlic soup recipe when the garlic cloves are nice and soft.
Next, you will smash the garlic cloves against the side of your pot to incorporate them into the garlic soup. After that, grab a strainer and strain your soup broth, discarding the herbs. Now you will be adding all of your greens, including watercress, kale, and spinach which are a great source of dietary fiber. Stir and watch them wilt beautifully. Up next is adding pre-cooked pasta shells. Colombe suggests brown rice pasta shells, but you can use whatever kind you like or happen to have on hand.
Once you are ready to serve your garlic soup, give each bowl a quick grate of Parmesan cheese as well as some sea salt and parsley.