Watercress & celeriac soup with goat's cheese croutons

Watercress & celeriac soup with goat's cheese croutons

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Feed your friends this simple freeze-ahead starter, topped with goat's cheese croutons for added crunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal255
  • fat14g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre7g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.71g
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Ingredients

  • 4 leeks, washed and sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 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…

  • 1 celeriac, peeled and diced
    Celeriac

    Celeriac

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    The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

  • 1½ l vegetable stock
  • 2 x 100g bags watercress
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 6 slices toasted baguette
  • 100g soft vegetarian goat's cheese
  • a few sprigs watercress, to serve
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

Method

  1. Gently cook the leeks in the butter and olive oil until soft but not coloured. Add the celeriac and stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the celeriac is soft. Add the bags of watercress and blend until smooth, then season. Cool. Will freeze for up to 3 months.

  2. To serve, defrost the soup in the fridge overnight, then tip into a saucepan and reheat. Top each toasted baguette slice with some goat’s cheese, then add a slice to each bowl with a sprig of watercress.

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florence100
23rd Jan, 2012
4.05
Very nice, especially with the goat's cheese crouton.
ittedlb1984
3rd Jan, 2012
5.05
Perfection itself
thesadlers
4th Oct, 2011
5.05
Amazing soup! Extremely easy to make, beautiful and delicious. I would recommend not being too stingy with the goats cheese croutons, as they really add a lot to the dish. Bon appetit! x
muccapazza
18th Jul, 2011
5.05
I thought this recipe was very easy to make and tasted beautifully fresh and spring/summer like as the taste is quite different to any other soup I've had. I ate it with and without the goats cheese crouton and I have to say, I preferred it with as the flavours set each other off very well.
emilyedinburgh
18th Mar, 2011
4.05
Very easy to make recipe. I served it before a chicken main course and it went well. Lovely, delicate flavour.

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