I am a big fan of creamy soup, but struggle to order them in restaurants due to the amount of milk, cream and butter often used to achieve that consistency.
Celeriac (or celery root) and apple is a combination that I have recently seen on a lot of menus and found very intriguing. On the back of my recent obsession of celeriac, I decided to attempt a dairy free version of the soup and am so pleased with the results.
This Apple and Celeriac Soup is incredibly smooth and creamy and has the perfect balance of flavours with a slight sweetness from the apples and rich earthy flavour from the celeriac.
This soup is incredibly simple to make. Diced apples and celeriac are simmered in vegetable stock until soft and then pureed in the blender until smooth. It’s amazing how only a handful of ingredients can create such a richly flavour and delicious soup. I like topping each bowl with a mix of finely chopped walnuts and thyme, or for a non vegetarian option, crisp pancetta would be delicious and add a nice crunch.
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- 1 onion diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 small apples or 2 large, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
- 1 medium celeriac peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 cup almond milk or other milk alternative
- 2 tbsp walnuts roughly chopped
- 1/2 tbsp thyme
Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add in the onion and cook for a few minutes until it begins to soften.
Add in the cubed apple, celeriac, thyme, salt and 2 cups of the vegetable stock and let simmer for 20 minutes until the celeriac is soft.
Transfer everything from the pot into a blender and blend or alternatively use a hand emulsifier to puree everything in the pot. Once smooth return the mixture to the pot and add in the remaining 1 cup vegetable stock and almond milk. Stir and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt, thyme or vegetable stock if too thick.
In a bowl combine the chopped walnuts and thyme and mix
Serve the soup topped with the walnuts and thyme.