Flu Fighter Garlic Soup

Toronto Garlic Festival
Since the medicinal properties of garlic are best preserved if the garlic is not cooked, this recipe calls for additional garlic to be added as a final step.
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 2 people


  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium/large Onion chopped
  • ½ cup Carrot finely chopped
  • 3 cups Water or soup stock Preferably chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp Roast garlic puree
  • ¼ cup Fresh shiitake mushrooms chopped
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • ½ cup Lentils
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • Add oil to medium-sized saucepan set to medium heat. Add onion, stirring from time to time. Cook to a deep golden brown color.
  • Add carrots, soup stock (or water), garlic puree, two of the garlic cloves, parsley, mushroom, thyme, lentils, salt, and pepper. Simmer for one hour.
  • One minute before serving, add the two remaining garlic cloves.