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Wild garlic soup

An easy and beautifully-flavored soup with ingredients you can likely find in your own backyard. We forage for wild garlic about once a year.  As a kid I’d always called it “onion grass” but after researching as an adult, have found that wild garlic and wild onion are slightly different… wild garlic leaves are hollow whereas wild onion leaves are flat. If you don’t have any growing around you, you can substitute the wild garlic for green onions.
Ingredients
Instructions

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup wild garlic bulbs chopped (substitute for green onion bulbs if you can’t find wild garlic)
  • 2 cups potatoes, brown or russet chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb 1 fennel bulb
  • 8 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  • Wash the garlic bulbs and chop off the tops, setting aside for later.
  • Chop the fennel bulb and potatoes. Sauté the wild garlic bulbs and the chopped fennel.
  • Add in about 8 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of potatoes and simmer for about an hour.
  • Meanwhile, blend the tops/grass with a few tablespoons of olive oil (not extra virgin), salt and pepper.
  • Strain the solids out with a fine mesh strainer and set aside.
  • When the soup is done cooking and the potatoes are soft, blend with an immersion blender until creamy and there are no lumps.
  • Strain the soup with a fine mesh strainer as the bulbs are fibrous. Two rounds of straining may be necessary. Pour into a bowl and drizzle some of our chive drizzle on top.
  • Season with salt and enjoy!

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I have a serious thing for foraging.  Looking for something outside and bringing it home and into our lives always ends up being a good experience- one that takes us on some sort of little adventure outside that makes life a little prettier or tastier.

We don’t do pesticides in our yard and really haven’t been able to do a ton to the outside of our property yet so our grass has LOTS of plants other than grass growing in it -which used to drive me crazy- but now makes me really happy…  BECAUSE I had NO IDEA how delicious wild garlic was!!!!

 At first I had to nag the kids for help, but by the end they were all into it. When we had a huge basketful of the wild garlic/ onion grass, we brought it in and washed it all.

I’m obsessed with this soup and it was DEFINITELY labor-intensive but totally worth it.  (Next time I plan to make twice as much and freeze half of it!)

Read more about our foraging journey here!

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