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Celeriac Soup
Celeriac Soup
added by River Cottage Christmas Fayre

Take advantage of the lovely taste of celeriac and a range of seasonal vegetables with this hearty warming soup

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Prep time
  • 10-15 Minutes
Cook Time
  • 20-30 Minutes
  • 6
  • 50g Butter
  • 1 Celeriac, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Leek, trimmed, washed and roughly sliced
  • 1 Onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 litre Stock, chicken, vegetable or made from the bones of your Christmas bird
  • Parsley & walnut pesto to serve

Melt the butter in a large, heavy-based pot over a medium-low heat. Add the celeriac, leek, potato, garlic and onion, season generously, and gently sweat the vegetables until they're all starting to soften (this will take about 10 minutes).

Add the stock, bring the soup up to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the celeriac is completely tender. Liquidise until smooth, return to the pan and reheat over a medium flame. Just before serving, check the soup for seasoning and serve with a drizzle of pesto.

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Tried this using a sweet potato instead of standard one. Delicious.

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Whole family love this, and a good way of getting veg into teenagers. Web also has many good things to say about Celeriac. It is currently being made daily ! Thanks.

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Great recipe and very tasty. I made it today, thank you.

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Made this soup today, just added a couple of bay leaves. Absolutly gorgeous.

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Thank you Hugh! Easy yet thoroughly scrumptious soup. Yummy!

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This probably defies all of the rules of proper cooking, but just made a batch with half milk/half stock, and it was truly delicious!

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Just made this soup for lunch. I added an apple and topped it with toasted hazelnuts, homemade croutons and parsley. Soup heaven!! Thank you!

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Wow, just made this soup. It's totally delicious. I didn't have parsley and walnut pesto so used fresh chopped parsley from the garden to garnish. Perfect ! It will be one of my favourite recipes.

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Just made this soup Vegan Style!! And it is A-Mazzzzing! I also have the River Cottage Handbook No.3 - Bread, and I whipped up some Focaccia bread to serve with it, the best lunch we have had in ages!

To Vegan-ize it : we used dairy free Pure Sunflower Spread instead of butter
we used Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot
we also sprinkled in some fresh sage as mentioned above
served with Focaccia and Olive oil/Balsamic vinegar dip

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This soup is sooooo easy, yet to die for! I made a batch yesterday morning which hubby and I had a bowl of... he then took the remainder to his relations and left me with none, so I had to go and buy another celeriac to make more soup or else I'd have nothing for lunch today at work! I added a little bit of fresh sage to the second batch. It's soooo yummy! My favourite soup at the moment!

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