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Celeriac Soup

The flavour of this soup is subtle, but it gives you a chance to enjoy the celeriac, rather than masking its flavour.
 
 

Ingredients

Serves 2-3

  • 1 celeriac
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pint vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • Handful of fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, thyme leaves, sage, chives)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 50ml double cream (optional)
 

Method

  1. Peel the celeriac and chop into cubes. Peel the onion and slice finely.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the celeriac and onion. Stir to coat with oil. Sauté gently for 10 minutes.

  3. Add the stock and bay leaf. Simmer over a low heat for about 30 minutes, until the celeriac is soft (this depends on the size of your cubes!).

  4. Remove the bay leaf and discard.

  5. Add the fresh herbs and then liquidise, until smooth.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Stir in the cream, if using.
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 45 minutes
 

Notes & Variations on Celeriac Soup

Experiment with different herbs, or adding garlic or even spices.

 
 
 

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