Celeriac soup


Last week I walked into my neighbour’s kitchen, and lucky me, he had just finished cooking a pot of celeriac soup that of course I had to try! It was very yummy, and seemed to be quick to make with readily available and cheap ingredients.

After a lavish Dim Sum lunch this Saturday afternoon, I decided to serve a simple yet nutritious soup for dinner and tried out the celeriac soup recipe. Success! Applause! Cheering aloud!

No kidding. This soup is seriously delicious… And here’s the recipe:

Celeriac Soup:

  • 1 Celeriac, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1 to 4 garlic cloves (to taste), minced
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • some fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 liter vegetable stock (I just use stock cubes)
  • a bit of cream if desired
  • s&p
  • truffle oil if you have it

Glaze the onion and garlic in olive oil. Add the celeriac cubes and thyme and sauté gently for about 10 minutes. Add the stock and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes until the celeriac is completely tender. Puree the soup and season to taste. Whisk in a little cream if you want. Before serving, drizzle a tiny bit of the truffle oil on each plate.

Nice with good bread (we had focaccia). Bon appetit!

xxx Esther

P.S. I read that celeriac is high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber but low in calories. I also read that it can be kept three to four months if stored between 0°C and 5°C and not allowed to dry out. Quite handy to have around for emergencies!


Comments (7)

March 2, 2009

I just made a side dish of pureed celery root, apples, fennel and potato…..very similar recipe and just as good!

March 2, 2009

love your site! where did you go for dim sum? been dying to find a good place in amsterdam!
i love celeriac, it’s also very low in carbs, in case anyone is interested!

March 3, 2009

So THAT’s what a celeriac is… i pass those in the market all the time and just chalked it up as some kind of turnip variant.

What does it taste like… is it close to anything commonly eaten?

March 3, 2009

It’s hard to say what it tasts like. I guess like cellery, but not as sharp. It has a very gentle and creamy taste.

March 4, 2009

Sorry Joanna, forgot to answer.
We went to Nam Tin in the Jodenbreestraat, but the best one according to many is Oriental Palace!

June 12, 2020

This post is 11 years old, but I just wanted to say I made this celeriac soup today and it is the easiest, most delicious soup (with focaccia from Gail’s in London). Esther’s style of cooking and recipes inspire me more than any cookbook! Thank you!

Esther in Amsterdam
June 17, 2020

That is so sweet off you to say! Thank you! xxx

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