I’ve found my children will eat “Orange Soup” more readily than they will eat Carrot Soup or Butternut Squash soup. So any of the numerous variations I make between September and March each year, all fall under the heading “Orange Soup”.
There’s a limitless number of ways you can make this soup, and the glorious thing is that it’s extremely difficult to mess up. It’s also a great way to clean out the fridge, and use up some lonely vegetables.
When Sophia, the founder of Dress It Up Dressing, shared her tip for super quick roasted garlic I was intrigued. Want meltingly tender garlic that doesn’t require turning on the oven, or waiting an hour? Upcycle your Dress It Up Dressing jars to “roast” it in the microwave (really!). I know it, sounds crazy, but trust me it works brilliantly.
Sophia uses this method to quick-roast already peeled cloves. I opted for using a whole, unpeeled head of garlic, and both ways work. I took mine one step further, and gussied it up with some fresh thyme because my garden is exploding, and I seize any chance to use some while cooking. Swap in whatever herbs you like, or leave them out all together.
Since I rarely go through a whole head in one cooking session, I pop the leftover roasted garlic back in my empty salad dress jar, screw on the lid, and store it in the fridge.
Here’s how to make your own 90 Second Roasted Garlic.