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Garlic Tonic Soup


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Though it contains an entire head of garlic, this simple garlic soup is soothing, mellow and mild. Enjoy it regularly to support healthy immune function, or try it at the first signs of illness, to harness garlic's antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Makes 1 to 2 servings.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 head of garlic, cloves separated, smashed, peeled, hard ends trimmed
  • Freshly ground pepper and sea salt to taste


Place the broth and garlic cloves in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, until garlic softens, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove the saucepan from the heat. Using an immersion or regular blender, puree the soup. Season to taste with pepper and sea salt.

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