Celery soup in bowl topped with celery leaves, with spoons and bread

Celery soup

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 3 - 4

Cook up a batch of fresh, low-calorie celery soup for a healthy and filling veggie lunch or supper. Serve with chunks of crusty bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (3)

  • kcal163
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 300g celery, sliced, with tough strings removed



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 200g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 100ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • crusty bread, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, tip in the celery, garlic and potatoes and coat in the oil. Add a splash of water and a big pinch of salt and cook, stirring regularly for 15 mins, adding a little more water if the veg begins to stick.

  2. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 20 mins further, until the potatoes are falling apart and the celery is soft. Use a stick blender to purée the soup, then pour in the milk and blitz again. Season to taste. Serve with crusty bread.

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20th Jan, 2018
Really simple recipe to follow, I used sweet potato instead of white potatoes and they worked fine in the recommended quantities. The soup tasted great and was the perfect consistency. Would definitely make again.
14th Jan, 2018
Followed the recipe and resisted the temptation to add onion, which is my standard soup base. I put the lid on for the first 15 mins and in effect sweated the veg. It tastes very nice but is quite thin. Was surprised that the potato flavour came through quite strongly so don’t be tempted to add more. Would make it again.
14th Jan, 2018
Works well, and tasty. Perfect for lunch. Quantity suitable for 2, not 3-4!
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