Celeriac and Apple Soup

The celeriac in the shops are looking great at the moment, in their wonderfully gnarly glory. I do like celeriac, but it is a ‘grown up’ flavour, which I’m sure I would have hated as a child. So this soup is an attempt to make the knobbly old celeriac more child-friendly – whizzed up into a smooth soup and sweetened with apple. To my surprise my girls actually liked it! Definitely a winner of a winter’s lunch.

Celeriac and Apple Soup (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

IMG_7174serves 4

  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 large or one small celeriac, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme, fresh if possible but dried is fine
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

- Sweat the onion and celery in 1 tbsp oil until soften but not browned.

- Add the celeriac and apple, thyme and about 1/2 tsp salt..

- Pour over the hot stock and bring to a simmer.

- Simmer for 156-20 minutes, until the celeriac is thoroughly cooked through.

- Blitz in a blender or with an immersion blender until totally smooth. Taste and season. Serve scattered with herbs (chives are nice), black pepper and a drizzle of good quality olive oil.

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11 thoughts on “Celeriac and Apple Soup

  1. This post could not be more timely! I just got an email from our CSA that we are getting celeriac in our weekly basket. I had never even heard of it before but now I know what to do with it! The soup looks great! Any other suggestions for how to use celeriac? What does it taste like ?

  2. Luminous Vegans, I love making celeriac mash, plus there’s a great celeriac salad from France called remoulade. You can roast it too like potato.
    Lucy, I love apple in soups! I’m glad your little ones liked it. Now send us some winter weather, please! ;)

      • We desperately need rain here. The local gov’t says that we will run out of water in two years. !!! Think about that the next time you hear of a hosepipe ban in the UK! You guys don’t know what drought is… ;) Sadly, we know it too well. It’s the sad price of building lots of cities in what’s basically desert.

      • Wow, that’s crazy! What are the govt going to do when it runs out? If only I could send you a few truck loads of rain, everywhere here is flooded so I’m sure we could spare some ;-)

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