Garlic Soup with Cilantro Dumplings

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Recipe for cooking Garlic Soup with Cilantro Dumplings. When winter hits, vegetarians need a good alternative to traditional chicken soup. Garlic is reputed to have tremendous healing powers.

Ingredients

  • Soup:
  • 2 heads of garlic, peeled and minced or pressed
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley or finely chopped fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Dumplings
  • (Makes about 24 small dumplings)
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Makes About 8 Cups
  2. 1. Add all soup ingredients together and simmer for about thirty minutes. 2. While soup is simmering, prepare dumplings. Mix dry ingredients together. Add remaining ingredients and mix into a stiff batter. Drop batter into boiling soup about 1/2 teaspoon full at a time. When dumplings float (which should only take a minute or so), they are cooked and your soup is ready to be served.