Creamy Celery Soup

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This easy celery soup recipe comes out lusciously creamy! Its fresh flavor and bright green color make a splash at any table.

Here’s a soup that surprised us with its robust flavor and electric green color: this Celery Soup recipe! The name might sound humble, but this soup is anything but. It’s lusciously savory and creamy, with the herby, fresh flavor of celery and parsley contrasting with homey potatoes and rich cream. From first tentative sip off the spoon, we were sold! This short list of ingredients makes magic: perfect for a first course soup or a cozy lunch soup with grilled cheese.

Ingredients in celery soup

This celery soup recipe is simple to put together, yet tastes much greater than the sum of its parts. In fact, we were surprised by how satisfying it is. It’s not a cream of celery soup: in fact, it only uses 2 tablespoons of cream to achieve a luscious, rich texture. Here’s what you’ll need to put this soup together:

ButterCeleryYellow onionGarlic Yellow potatoesVegetable brothDried dillParsleyHeavy creamSalt

Tips for the process

This celery soup is made like most pureed soup recipes: sauté the aromatic vegetables, add the remaining ingredients and simmer, then puree in a blender until smooth. Here are a few pointers:

Use a standard blender, not an immersion blender. Usually we like the method of placing an immersion blender (aka stick blender) right into a pot of soup and blending away. However, with this soup the stick blender simply doesn’t get it nearly creamy enough. Transfer it carefully to a standard blender, using a 2 cup glass measuring cup, taking care because the soup is very hot. Don’t be tempted to light up on cream. Stirring in heavy cream at the end gives just the right rich body to this soup. Don’t be tempted to use milk: while it works, it’s not nearly as satisfying.

Ways to serve this celery soup recipe

Like any pureed soup, this celery soup recipe is not a meal on its own. It doesn’t have much protein, which is essential for making a filling meal. However, it’s great as a first course or paired with a few other items to make it a meal.

Serve as a first course to chicken or seafood Use it for holiday entertaining like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or other holidaysAdd grilled cheese or a gourmet quesadilla to round out the mealAdd a hearty salad like Brussels Sprout Salad or Pear Salad with Pecans

More celery recipes

There’s so much to do with this versatile vegetable! Celery can be underrated, but we’re big fans of its fresh, herby flavor. Here are a few more ideas for ways to use celery in recipes:

Make crunchy, fresh Celery Salad with ApplesBlend up a Celery Smoothie or Celery JuiceTry cozy Braised Potatoes, Carrots & Celery

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Celery Salad with Apples

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Celery Smoothie

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Celery Juice

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15 Easy Celery Recipes

This celery soup recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, use a dairy-free cream.

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Celery Soup


Author:
Sonja Overhiser

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
35 minutes

Yield:
4

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Description

This easy celery soup recipe comes out lusciously creamy! Its fresh flavor and bright green color make a splash at any table.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
8 large celery ribs, thinly sliced (2 pounds or 4 cups sliced)
1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 
3 garlic cloves
2 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and small diced (14 ounces)
4 cups vegetable broth
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon dried dill
½ cup Italian parsley leaves, loosely packed, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more to garnish
Celery leaves, for garnish

Instructions

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes until the onions are transparent.
Add the chopped potato, vegetable broth, and kosher salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
Carefully transfer the hot soup to a blender using a ladle. Add the dill and parsley and blend until creamy and pureed. Add the heavy cream and pulse to combine. Serve warm, garnished with celery leaves, more chopped parsley, and a drizzle of cream.

Category: SoupMethod: BlendedCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Celery soup, celery soup recipe

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