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Celery Soup Recipe

Celery Soup in a bowl
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A very simple soup with a delicate celery flavour. Ingredients are celery, onions, a white sauce (milk, butter and flour) to thicken the soup and ensure a deliciously silky texture.

INGREDIENTS

1½ lbs / 700 grams celery

1 medium onion

1½ pints/ 900 ml vegetable stock

30g / 1oz butter

30g / 1oz plain flour

300ml / half a pint semi-skimmed milk

Quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper

Salt to your taste, we add none

Nutrition information per portion
PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
 
COOKING TIME: 20 minutes
 
DIFFICULTY: Easy
 
FREEZE: Yes
 
SERVINGS: 4 servings
 
EQUIPMENT: Large pan, small pan, blender or food processor, sharp knife, scales

PREPARATION

Remove any tough outer strings from the celery and slice into 5cm / 2in lengths

Peel and cut the onion into 2cm / 1in chunks

ADVICE FOR CELERY SOUP

Many celery soups use cream to get that traditional silky texture. But when soups containing cream are frozen, the results are unpredictable.

This recipe achieves that perfect silky texture using a white suace which is extremly easy and quick to prepare. It's cheaper compared to cream and freezes very well when made with semi-skimmed milk.

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Put all the vegetables in the pan and cover with the stock.

Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer till the vegetables are tender. This takes about 20 minutes.

Simmering vegetables in stock
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Prepared vegetables for celery soup

STEP 2

While the vegetables are cooking, make the white sauce. Melt by melting the butter in a small pan, then add the flour, blend the mixture well with a fork or whisk and cook for a minute or two without colouring. Gradually add the milk stirring well all the time, then simmer for three minutes to cook the flour.

When the vegetables from step 1 are cooked puree them with a blender / food processor to a smooth mixture.

Vegetables simmering in stock
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Vegetables simmering in stock and white sauce

STEP 3

Pour the white sauce into the pureed vegetables and stir well. Re-heat the celery soup without boiling and serve immediately with a couple of slices of good crusty bread.

Celery soup
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Celery soup

3 RATINGS GIVEN - AVERAGE 4.5 star rating
5 star rating
6 April 2021
From: Doreen G
I never thought celery could taste so good!
5 star rating
13 March 2021
From: Barry J
Remember you have to strain out the celery fibres otherwise it's not nice to eat at all. Otherwise Perfect!
4 star rating
9 February 2021
From: Chris
Very easy and very tasty.
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