Saturday, April 15, 2017

Garlic Soup with Noodles and Peas #4theLoveofGarlic #SoupSwappers #EasterWeek

Today is the final day of Easter Week.  Tomorrow we will be celebrating the Victory of our Risen Lord.  I want to thank Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for all of her hard work this week. There have been some awesome recipes shared.

Today is also Soup Saturday Swappers, a group started by me this year where we all get together on the third Saturday of each month to share soup/stew recipes based on a theme chosen by one of our members.  I chose the theme Root Vegetables for this month.

This Garject from DreamFarm made easy mincing of wonderful garlic provided by Melissa's Produce.
DreamFarm and Melissa's provided the #4theLoveofGarlic participants with products to use in their recipes.
I received no monetary compensation for this post.  
You will just have to trust me when I tell you that I chose this theme before my friend, Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, invited me to join  her and 5 others in  #4theLoveofGarlic to celebrate National Garlic Day.  Six bloggers, Six days of Garlic Recipes sponsored by Dreamfarm and Melissa's Produce.

I did, however take advantage of #4 the Love of Garlic, by choosing this day out of the 6 available to post my recipe, knowing that I could incorporate it into both my soup post for #SoupSwappers and my final post for #EasterWeek.  I love when things work out like that!!

I had made Garlic Soup in the past, using a recipe that I had gotten from Weekends in a French Kitchen by Mimi Thorisson, and enjoyed it.  The recipe I am sharing today came from the NY Times and is brothy instead of pureed and contains pasta and peas.  It is like a garlicky egg drop soup with additions.

I made a broth seasoned with minced garlic, thyme, bay leaf and kosher salt.  I added the past and while it was simmering I cut some slices of artisan bread and but them under the broiler to toast. Once toasted they were rubbed liberally with a clove of garlic that I had halved for the purpose and placed into shallow bowls. When the pasta was tender, I added the peas and beat 2 eggs with a tablespoon of olive oil.  I had some garlic flavored olive oil so I added that to intensify the flavor even more.

This soup is extremely garlicky.  If you, like me, believe there is no such thing as too much garlic, you will LOVE it.  However, if you want to tone it down a bit, just use regular olive oil in place of the garlic infused. Want to tone it down even more? Omit the garlic rub on the toast.  As for me?  Bring it on just as it is!!

I think this soup would be a great starter for an Easter Dinner featuring lamb as the entree.  Lamb and garlic pair so wonderfully together that this would be like a prelude to a symphony, add a potato gratin and you have a perfect, simple Easter Feast.  You will find more great #EasterRecipes at the bottom of this post.

I want to thank Melissa's Produce for all the wonderful garlic.  I have been in garlic heaven here as you will see during this week long #4 the Love of Garlic event.  That Garject from DreamFarm makes mincing garlic so easy peasy that you can't wait to use it, especially since it ejects the peel so easily and cleanly that you don't have to worry about peeling it first. You can win your very own Garject by entering the raffle found here.

We would love to have you join us over at Soup Saturday Swappers.  Next month we are celebrating English Stew hosted by Sneha of Sneha's Recipe.  Just leave your email address and blog name in the comments below if you want to join us and I will send you an invitation to the group. In the meantime, keep scrolling past this recipe to see what root vegetables the others have turned into soup this month.

Garlic Soup with Pasta and Peas
adapted from NY Times Cooking

5 garlic cloves, 4 minced and 1 halved
Salt to taste
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs thyme
1/2 c. elbow macaroni
1 c. frozen peas
4 slices of artisan bread loaf
2 eggs
1 T. garlic infused olive oil
ground pepper to taste

Place 6 1/2 c. water, minced garlic, salt, bay leaf and thyme into a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs and add pasta to the pot, simmer for another 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the peas and allow to simmer until warmed through, 5 minutes or so.

While soup is simmering, place bread slices under the broiler until toasted, flip and toast other side. Remove from broiler and immediately rub with halved garlic.  Place one toast into each of 4 bowls, set aside.

Using a fork, beat together the egg and olive oil.  Add two ladlefuls of broth to the egg mixture and remove the soup from the heat source.  Slowly add the egg mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. The soup will thicken slightly and have ribbons of egg throughout.  Ladle the soup over the toasts and serve.  Print Recipe

More Easter Recipes

More Soup made with Root Vegetables


  1. Three groups in one post! You are one creative blogger! This soup sounds wonderful, and the peas are perfect for spring!

  2. Garlic soup! That's a new one for me! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  3. Happy Easter! And thanks so much for hosting this month... loved to participate!

  4. I had the pleasure of tasting a creamy garlic soup at our gourmet group. I like the pasta and peas included in your recipe.

  5. Too much garlic? Never!!! I'd love to try making this but my other half is not fond of the smell or taste of garlic, otherwise this would be cooking now. Thanks for hosting.

    1. There are many foods that I can only get when we eat out because my hubby's tastes are not as evolved as mine LOL

  6. Yummmm!! I love garlic - we are in the "never enough" camp. I will definitely have to save this one. Happy Easter Wendy!

  7. Yep, I'm in the never enough camp, but Jake must be part vampire! Thanks for joining me in my garlic event...and for leading the soup group. It's one of my favorites.

  8. Garlic! Yes, please! And peas, too. Yes, this is right up my alley. P~

  9. As a garlic lover and pasta addict this soup has me smiling from ear to ear! I cannot wait to give it a try!!!!

    Yum. I hope you had a fabulous Easter :D

  10. Wow Wendy, doesn't this sound fantastic?!?!?! I've never had garlic soup before...perhaps it's a soup I can play around with for a future event. Yum!

  11. A healthy and delicious garlic soup.. Wendy!

  12. I adore garlic soup and this one looks delicious-- love how it resembles an egg drop soup. Yum! ;-)


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