Garlicky Vegetable Soup

Garlic is a versatile vegetable with multiple health benefits such as its blood pressure-lowering capabilities, as well as its high antioxidant profile which aids in reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of developing diseases like cancer.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 8 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 5 heads garlic, peeled, each clove peeled
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil

Directions

  • Place the garlic, broth, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, onion, and lemon juice into a 4-quart slow cooker. Stir. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Add the olive oil. Use an immersion blender or blend the soup in batches in a standard blender until smooth.
  • Garnish with bell peppers and basil before serving.