In a bid to try to be more savvy and reduce our food bill, and our food waste, I have been trying to use up the odd bits of veg that we always seem to have left over.
Last week I made a dish that required one celery stalk. As you will know you need to buy a whole bunch of celery and I really didn’t fancy throwing the rest of it away, and the other meals I had planned that week didn’t call for celery.
I thought I would have a go at celery soup. I had a look at a few different recipes, then sort of made up my own. The soup was delicious so I though I’d share the recipe I used here.
- 1 bunch celery – diced
- 1 large potato – diced
- 1 onion – diced
- 1.5 litres vegetable stock
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and potato for around 3 minutes – until the onion has turned translucent.
- Add the veg stock and bring to the boil.
- Once boiling, add in the celery and bring back to the boil then lower the heat.
- Add in some freshly ground black pepper
- Let the soup simmer for 30 minutes.
- Puree the soup – I use a hand blender for this
I then served this with bread. The first time I added some grated cheese but to be honest it didn’t add much to it. The second time I added some more black pepper which was much nicer.
This is a really quick and easy soup to make and is a great way to use up celery too.