Chilled Sorrel Soup

  • Yield: 4 servings


1head garlic
2 1/2teaspoons olive oil, divided
1-- onion, finely diced
1-- carrot, finely diced
1-- potato, peeled and diced
6cups vegetable stock
1/2pound sorrel, coarsely chopped
-- Salt
-- White pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Remove some of the excess parchment-like skin from the outside of the garlic head. Slice off the top of the head, exposing the individual garlic cloves. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon oil over the garlic cloves and replace the top. Wrap head in aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour. Open foil, exposing the garlic head, and bake for another 30 minutes. Squeeze cloves out of garlic head and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add onion, carrot, and celery and sauté until tender. Add roasted garlic pulp, potato and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Chill in refrigerator until cool.
  5. Once cooled, add sorrel and purée the soup in a blender. Add salt and white pepper to taste. Serve cold.

Recipe courtesy of The Painted Table, Seattle, Washington. Published in Best in the World II, Jennifer Keller, R.D., editor.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 114
  • Fat 3.2g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 1667mg
  • Carbohydrate 20.4g
  • Fiber 3.1g
  • Sugars 6.1g
  • Protein 2.6g