With just five ingredients and 10 minutes, you can have this creamy wild garlic soup on the table! Try this simple spring recipe.
Our vegan wild garlic soup is:
- Fresh tasting
- Really quick to make
- The perfect way to use foraged wild garlic leaves
I first tasted wild garlic soup in Austria, where it is known as ‘bärlauchsuppe’. It was good, but not quite as glorious as this recipe!
Most recipes for wild garlic soup contain potato, but here we keep it really simple for you by leaving out the potato. This really lets the garlicky flavour shine! It also means that you don’t need to cook the soup for so long, and you keep more of the wild garlic’s fresh taste.
Where to get wild garlic?
Wild garlic is a green leafy plant with a taste like a spring onion and garlic. In the UK, it’s also called by the names ramsons, buckrams and wood garlic.
You can buy bunches of leaves in spring markets. But the best way to get hold of it, is to forage it yourself. It’s fun and it’s free!
If you are in the US, then 'ramps' is the edible American cousin of European wild garlic, and you can use it in this recipe too.
Head over to our post How to Forage Wild Garlic for all our tips on how to get your hands on this special spring ingredient.
If wild garlic is not in season, there are other greens that have a longer growing time. Why not try our Easy Nettle Soup?
This recipe for creamy wild garlic soup only requires five ingredients - already including the wild garlic. Who thought making a delicious, fresh and creamy soup could be that simple?
- Wild garlic
- Coconut milk
- Olive oil
- Stock powder
Onions and stock powder add a nice savoury foundation of flavour to the wild garlic soup, while the coconut milk is for creaminess and a subtly sweet note.
We recommend you choose a good quality, organic coconut milk for best results.
Step by step
Before you start, always make sure the wild garlic is very well washed. This is important as it is a foraged food growing wild and low within reach of forest animals.
Step 1 - In a saucepan, fry the onions in some olive oil until translucent and starting to brown.
Step 2 - Add the coconut milk, water, and stock powder and bring to a simmer.
Step 3 - Add the well washed and chopped wild garlic and let it wilt down a bit.
Step 4 - Take the pan off the heat and blend the soup with a handheld blender, then you’re ready to serve!
TIP: Watch out for splashes of hot soup if you are using an immersion blender, letting it cool slightly and tilting the pan when blending can help!
TIP: The flavour of the wild garlic gets weaker and fades the longer it is simmered. That’s why we just let it wilt for a minute or two to preserve the fresh garlic taste!
Serve it with
We like to garnish the soup with a swirl of coconut milk or vegan cream and a spoonful of this yummy pesto! If it’s later in the season, you can also use the white flowers of wild garlic for a pretty garnish too.
The wild garlic soup makes a great entry course to a dinner, or can serve as a light meal of it’s own with some bread on the side.
We like to have it with our super seedy sourdough bread and some vegan butter for a very satisfying lunch or supper.
Or use leftover stale white bread to make tasty croutons or crispy crostini!
Creamy Wild Garlic Soup
- Wash the wild garlic very well and then chop it roughly.
- In a medium saucepan, heat up the oil on medium-high heat and fry the onion.
- When the onion is browned, add the can of coconut milk and the water (you can reserve some of the cream to swirl into the soup after).
- Stir in the stock powder and bring the soup to the boil.
- Finally add in the wild garlic and let it wilt down.
- Puree the soup with a hand blender and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve the soup with a spoonful of the reserved coconut cream, a sprinkle of wild garlic flowers, and perhaps even a spoonful of wild garlic pesto!