Garlic Almond Soup



Special Diet Notes: Garlic Almond Soup

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and optionally vegan / vegetarian.

Garlic Almond Soup
  • 6 heads garlic
  • 2 medium onions
  • ½ cup almonds, blanched & toasted
  • ½ cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk beverage (like Pacific Foods Almond Milk)
  • 7 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • ¼ cup canola oil or inexpensive olive oil to saute and roast with
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
  2. Split the garlic cloves in half, width-wise and place cut side down on a heavy baking sheet lightly coated with oil and salt and pepper. Pour olive oil over garlic and roast in oven about 20 minutes until garlic is soft and will squeeze out easily from the skin.
  3. Slice onions in half and slice each half into thin strips. Heat oil in a heavy saute pan. Add onions and saute on medium heat. When onions turn clear, lower heat and stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  5. Toast breadcrumbs until golden brown on a heavy baking sheet until golden brown and dry- about 10 minutes at 350°.
  6. In a food processor, puree almonds and breadcrumbs until very finely ground. Place in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  7. Add onions and garlic to the food processor and puree until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  8. Bring dairy-free milk and broth to a boil.
  9. Place 2 cups in blender with the ground almonds and bread and blend until smooth and creamy.
  10. Add to garlic and onion puree and whisk into remaining boiling chicken stock. Season to taste.
  11. Serve with crusty bread or croutons. Garnish with parsley.
  12. This soup freezes well.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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