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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times." -Morley Safer

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a remake of a recipe that I had in a restaurant recently. I thought about the flavors a lot, and while that soup had some other flavorings, I realized that the essence of it was garlic and eggplant. It is amazing what you can do with only four main ingredients, and in this case the garlic and eggplant come together with the umami of the goat cheese and the creaminess of the blended beans to create a super-rich and flavorful soup.

 

 

Eggplant & Garlic Soup



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe makes great leftovers, and like many soups, is actually better the day after making it.

1 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
24 ounces eggplant (sliced in half lengthwise)
1 bulb garlic (cut 1/4 of the stem end off the bulb)
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 ounces goat cheese
1 cup water
1 15 ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)

Eggplant & Garlic Soup recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Preheat the oven to 325F.

Add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil to a large skillet.

Place the eggplant in the skillet, cut side down, and place the pan in the oven.

Place the bulb of garlic in a small sauce pan or garlic roaster, cut side down. Add the remaining teaspoon olive oil to the dish and cover.

Place the garlic in the oven.

Roast the eggplant and the garlic for about 40 minutes.

Remove and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Scoop the meat of the eggplant out of the skin and place in a blender, discarding the skin.

Remove the garlic from the bulb and place the garlic in the blender with the eggplant.

Add the salt, white beans, and goat cheese.

Puree until smooth.

Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 222 Calories from Fat 46
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 8%
    Saturated Fat 3g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 372mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 13g 44%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 12g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 14% Iron 16%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 814 mg
Magnesium 80 mg