As vegetables go celeriac is a pretty ugly vegetable, knobbly and gnarly looking it is not that appealing. Celeriac is not a vegetable that I’d normally buy but it so happened to be one of the substituted items in my new weekly organic veg box delivery. However, I’m now completely won over by this overlooked vegetable and its subtle celery taste. I’ve added some milk to this celeriac soup recipe to help bring out the natural creaminess of the vegetable. It really is a delicious soup and is a great way of introducing yourself to this root vegetable, go on give it a go.
650g celeriac (peeled and diced weight)
1 medium white onion (finely diced)
1 stick of celery (finely diced)
½ tablespoon olive oil
600ml hot vegetable stock
Salt and pepper
1. In a large lidded casserole pan heat the olive oil.
2. Dice the onion and celery, then sauté in the pan until soft.
3. Add the diced celeriac to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes.
4. Add the hot stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for about 35 minutes, until the celeriac is tender.
5. Transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth, return to the pan and stir in the milk on the heat.
6. Serve in bowls with a scattering of seeds on top. Enjoy with crusty seeded rolls.
Does anyone else have a weekly veg box delivery? If so, do you use a nationwide distributor like Abel & Cole and Riverford or do you have a local provider instead? What do you think about the quality, quantity and selection of vegetables you receive? I’m a little undecided at the moment whether it’s for me, so I’m going to continue for another couple of weeks before I make up my mind.
Until next time.