Roasted Garlic Matzoh Ball Soup

Roasted Garlic Matzoh Ball Soup

Serves 8

This take on a comforting classic puts savory roasted garlic into pillowy light matzoh balls and gives the broth a touch of warmth by infusing it with jalapeño. If you have leftover soup, store the matzoh balls and broth separately so the balls don’t get soggy. Watch our how-to video.

Ingredients: 
  • 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup matzoh meal
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (for spicier broth, make a slit or two in pepper)
  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place garlic in a small ovenproof skillet or baking pan and toss with 1/4 teaspoon of the oil. Roast until cloves are soft and browned, about 25 minutes. Cool, then peel garlic. Combine garlic, eggs, butter, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and purée. Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in matzoh meal and 3 tablespoons water. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and jalapeño and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, about 3 minutes. Add broth and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.  

With damp hands, form matzoh mixture into 16 balls, each about the size of a ping-pong ball, and place on a plate. When broth boils, add balls, lower heat and simmer gently until matzoh balls are cooked through, about 25 minutes. Discard jalapeño. Ladle matzoh balls, broth and vegetables into bowls.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: about 1 cup and 2 matzoh balls, 190 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 21g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 5g protein.
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