Celery soup recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 35 min
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  • Just a few simple ingredients combine to make this tasty celery soup recipe. It’s full of flavour but not too calorific so perfect for a slim line lunch or light starter.

    This celery soup recipe serves 4 people and will around 50 mins prepare and cook. It’s great for making in bulk as it can stored in the fridge for up to 3 days meaning you could have it a few days in a row for lunch or as a light dinner or starter.

    A healthy option, celery is full of vitamin C and is brimming with antioxidants. Just one stalk contains less than six calories, so this soup is a good low calorie meal choice.

    Choose a firm, plump head of celery and wash thoroughly, trimming off any stringy bits from the thick outer stalks before chopping.

    For extra flavour add a bouquet of garnish to the simmering soup. To make your own bouquet of garnish, take a fresh bay leaf and a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme and parsley and tie together with fine string.

    Love a wholesome homemade soup? We’ve got loads more delicious soup recipes here.

    Ingredients

    • 15g butter
    • 1tbsp olive oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
    • 1 head celery, trimmed and chopped
    • 1 litre vegetable stock
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Snipped fresh chives and shredded celery, to garnish

    Method

    • Heat the butter and oil in a large deep pan. Add the onion, potato and celery and cook gently for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.

    • Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and simmer for 15-20 mins until the vegetables are completely soft.

    • Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 mins then puree the soup with a stick blender or transfer to a food processor and process until smooth.

    • Heat the pureed soup through gently and adjust the seasoning to taste. Serve in warmed bowls garnished with snipped chives and shredded celery.

    Top tip for making Celery soup

    For a creamier soup stir 100ml double cream or crème fraiche into the pureed soup and heat through gently.

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