Cream of Garlic Soup With Cilantro

Recipe by Hey Jude

This comes from my favorite Cuban cookbook, 'A Taste of Cuba' and is AKA Sopa de Ajo ala Crema con Cilantro. I know two heads of garlic sounds like a lot but when cooked in this soup it becomes quite mild.

Top Review by mariposa13

I would rate this 5 stars since the recipe was so easy to make, but the taste wasn't as good as I had hoped. I was a little leary of using so much garlic, but in the end it did not really taste like garlic at all. All I could taste was the cream and the cilantro. I think I may try this again sometime and add some spices or something else to it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate and peel the garlic cloves.
  2. Place the garlic, onions, and water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the soup from the heat and stir well, breaking up the garlic pieces; stir in the butter until melted then stir in the cream and serve immediately, topped with chopped cilantro.

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