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Healthy Vegetarian Recipes - Celery Soup


My Recipe For Celery Soup

This delicious recipe for celery soup is easy to make, full of natural flavour and filling too! Add a splash of cream for that extra touch of luxury or have it just as it is for a healthier celery soup which is lower in calories.

When I first started making this soup I couldn't have had an easier recipe. I simply added more chopped celery along with some stock, or milk, to a tin of Campbells Condensed Soup.

But, that was in the days when I didn't really cook.

These days, my recipe for celery soup is still easy, just as tasty, and even healthier because I use all fresh ingredients

Ingredients - What you will need to make up this healthy celery soup recipe


1 head of celery finely sliced

1 tbs olive oil

1 finely chopped onion

1 sprig fresh thyme

600ml vegetable stock

300ml semi skimmed milk

chopped fresh parsley or celery leaves to serve

You Can Make A Warming Snack Or A Hearty Meal In Itself - Find hundreds of ideas for great tasting soups!

I really like soup, and sometimes I just simply throw together whatever vegetables I have left over and simmer them in a suitably seasoned stock before blending into a soup, at other times, when I want something perhaps a little more special, I like to draw inspiration from my cast array of cookbooks.

When Making Celery Soup Some People Prefer To String Their Celery - To String or not to string?

Some people think that when cooking with celery it is much better if it is stringed first.

Stringing the celery is easily done with a vegetable peeler if that is what you prefer, personally I don't bother stringing my celery though.

Would you string your celery before making the soup?

Did You Know That Celery Is Considered To Be A Negative Calorie Food And Can Help You Lose Weight?

Of course all foods contain calories but some foods such as celery are thought to burn more calories digesting it than the celery itself contains so the net result is negative calories.

A diet rich in these types of foods can help you to lose weight.

Instructions For Making The Celery Soup - Just follow these simple instructions to make a wonderful, healthy soup

Put the oil and around 3tbs water into a large saucepan, heat then ad the celery and onion. Stir together and heat on high until sizzling. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, for around 10 minutes until the celery and onions have softened.

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Add the thyme and stock, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper then bring back to the boil and simmer (partially covered) for 15 minutes.

Either use a stick blender or a blender to blend the soup until smooth. (I use a stick blender similar to the one here, it is so easy to use and it blends soups in the same pot, which saves on cleaning up a regular blender! My previous regular blender rarely got used because I hated the clean-up operation after using it but this stick blender is easy to clean as the stainless steel shaft just goes straight in the dishwasher).

Check the seasoning and serve sprinkled with the chopped parsley.

Click for a printable version of the Celery Soup Recipe

Tips To Vary The Celery Soup Recipes - Try some of the following to vary the celery soup recipe:

Sometimes we want something a little different to the basic celery soup, so. I will often find myself tweaking the recipe to bring something new to the soup. Why not try some of these yourself when you make the celery soup.

  1. Cream Of Celery Soup:

    Add a dash of cream or creme fraiche to the soup to make a lovely, creamy celery soup.

  2. Carrot And Celery Soup

    Add one or two finely chopped carrots to the ingredients and cook the soup as usual adding a little more stock if needed.

  3. Leek And Celery Soup

    Substitute the onion for a finely chopped leek.

  4. Stilton And Celery Soup

    Simply crumble in a generous piece of stilton towards the end of cooking and stir until the cheese has melted into the soup.

  5. Potato And Celery Soup

    Add a diced potato to the ingredients as cook as normal, add a little extra stock if needed.

  6. Spicy Celery Soup

    The addition of a few chilli flakes will give the celery soup a nice, warming kick.

Celery Soup Recipes From Your Favourite Chefs - Why not try one of these celery soup recipes too


Celery Nutritional Value

Is celery good for you?

There are less than 10 calories in a medium stick of celery!

Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin C

Weight Watchers points in celery are ZERO

Unlike other foods, celery does not lose most of its nutritional value when cooked.

More Celery Recipes For You To Try

Celery soup is one in my series of 'Healty Vegetarian Recipes'.
Click the links to view the other recipes.Easy, Creamy Eggplant (Aubergine)CurryLentil Curry
Potato And Cauliflower CurrySpicy Leek And Potato SoupCelery Soup
Parsnip SoupEasy Onion SoupCurried Lentil Soup

Your Comments Are Always Welcome - Please feel free to leave your comments here

Silverline Odigwe from Kwale on November 16, 2019:

Soup is one of the most delicious part of a meal friends and I just love it

Ramona from Arkansas on April 02, 2014:

I don't really care for celery like that. I only use it for chicken stock and occasionally cut a few in my husbands salad since he does like celery. But your recipe, I will be a using when I make a celery soup for my hubby. Nice Lens.

mommyplus3kids on November 21, 2013:

Celery is definitely good for your health. This is a great lens. Thanks for sharing

May Matthew on April 29, 2013:

I have not tried celery soup with milk and it is definitely a good idea. I would add a bit of ginger too for myself. Great lens!

gnd5969 on February 19, 2013:

Now you're talking! This soup looks great. I'm a soup lover :).

wrapitup4me on February 07, 2013:

I was looking for a celery soup recipe on google and was pleased to find this article. The extra information you added is very useful.

myspace9 on January 23, 2013:

Thanks for the recipe, I am vegetarian so I love to eat vegetarian food all the time.

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on January 15, 2013:

This is great. I always run out of recipes before the whole bunch of celery is used up. Now I know what to do with it.

Sniff It Out (author) on January 08, 2013:

@tobydavis: I find that making soup can be really satisfying, it is quite easy to do, even for the novice cook, and you know exactly what is going into it. Homemade soup makes a really satisfying and nourishing meal, especially on these chilly winter days!

tobydavis on January 08, 2013:

Interesting lens - I'm thinking about trying to make homemade soup, so this was a really helpful read :-)

maryseena on December 16, 2012:

Celery is so good for you, I will have it any way possible.

meltyourmansheart on November 25, 2012:

I've never had celery soup. I've used celery in other recipes. I'm going to give this a try.

anonymous on October 13, 2012:

What a delicious and richly elegant soup and pretty as can be, my favorite color is any shade of green. I did try your idea of using some potatoes as well, they thicken a soup right up and I added some extra milk. Very healthy and satisfying!

anonymous on October 13, 2012:

I just did a Squidoo search for celery soup and your was the only one I saw and much healthier than those canned versions we used to rely upon and quick and easy, I can almost taste the fresh right now!

Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on September 03, 2012:

Looks like a great idea. Maybe I will have some for dinner!

Adriana from New Market on August 07, 2012:

I'll have to try your recipe: my family loves soups in the colder seasons, so I'm bookmarking this page to com back to it in a couple of months :)

sherioz on June 28, 2012:

I love celery soup. Delicious.

aiclogcabins on June 05, 2012:

Will give it a go

tarastillhere on May 22, 2012:

Iteresting lens,I like to search for new recipes.. :)

Cindy from Pittsburgh Pa on May 06, 2012:

This is one recipe I've never tried but, would love to - sounds delish! I've added this to my Good Soup Recipes articles. xo

RinchenChodron on May 01, 2012:

I'm making some right now! Thanks

moonlitta on March 24, 2012:

Sounds delicious- and all those variations!

SocialNetMediaToday on February 23, 2012:

Great Job! I am indeed a soup lover.

2wice from Maine, USA on February 22, 2012:

celery soup is one of my favorite soups, especially during the winter months.

top101 on February 17, 2012:

i actually really love celery soup. yum

razeitup on February 15, 2012:

yummy and interesting great lens

KjRocker LM on February 14, 2012:

thanks for sharing this recipe for a person like me who is learning cooking that is a great help :)

TiAnDeMartines on January 30, 2012:

This recipe looks yummy and simple. I look forward to trying it, thanks for sharing!

lyttlehalfpint from Canada on January 25, 2012:

Finally can give up canned celery soup ... Love it, but haven't had a clue how to make it at home

JoyfulReviewer on January 25, 2012:

I love celery soup ... I make mine with chicken broth. Sometimes I add shredded chicken breast and rice.

TheHealthCabin on January 24, 2012:

Soup is such feel good food! The opportunities are endless. Great lens, Thank you.

flycatcherrr on December 12, 2011:

Great lens! I've always felt that celery was an underappreciated vegetable.

anonymous on December 06, 2011:

I have never even considered making celery soup, but definitely going to give it a try now!

Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on November 18, 2011:

I've never tried to make celery soup, but this looks excellent, so I think I'll give it a try. :) Thank you!

TransplantedSoul on November 11, 2011:

I love celery, so this looks like a good soup to try.

WriterJanis2 on November 09, 2011:

OK, now I want to try celery soup!

earthybirthymum from Ontario, Canada on November 08, 2011:

Nice Lense, I really love celery in soups and veggie stews. My eldest daughter on the other hand avoids it raw or cooked.

DeterminedDolphin on October 28, 2011:

Sure is yummy. I made it with soymilk and it was delicious and creamy.

dahlia369 on October 19, 2011:

Yummy and blessed! :)

MissBuffySpears on August 17, 2011:

I would have never thought of celery soup - I must try it!

tyler70 on August 12, 2011:

Very nice lens. Never had celery soup, but looks very good to me(:

anaamhussain on August 09, 2011:

Give me soup every day all year. I just love them! Great recipes :)

RecipePublishing on August 04, 2011:

I love soups!

RecipePublishing on July 23, 2011:

Wow, what a treat!

Rose Jones on July 20, 2011:

Thanks for this - much healthier than the canned stuff.

anticloud on July 18, 2011:

Nice lens! I never really thought about making celery soup before this.

Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on July 12, 2011:

I'm always on the lookout for healthy soup recipes and this celery soup sounds perfect.

anonymous on July 09, 2011:

Very informative lens on celery I usually add celery to my vegetables which I slightly steam

ellagis on June 23, 2011:

What a nice lens! Thank you for the receipes and the suggestions. I like celery a lot, but it´s always difficult to find the good way to cook it. I´ll try to I´ll let you know!!!

daedrea lm on June 10, 2011:

never tried celery..but your lense has convinced me to maybe try it..idk

CherylsArt on June 10, 2011:

Sounds tasty and easy. My kind of soup. Blessed by your neighborhood Squid angel.

achraf lm on June 03, 2011:

thank you for the recipe; looks tasty

bernie74 lm on May 29, 2011:

Thanks for sharing, sounds ggeat

marckq on May 28, 2011:

I grow celery in the backyard along with some veggies. I munch on celery and include them in some dishes, will try this soup recipe, sounds yummy. Thank you for the nutritional information too.

QuinnWolf LM on May 25, 2011:

Excellent lens. I'm just finishing a bowl of celery soup as I'm writing this !

phoenix arizona f on May 22, 2011:

I had my hesitations reading the title but the pictures made this look darn good! I'm interesting in trying it now.

UKGhostwriter on May 19, 2011:

Very informative -great lens!

Shamim Rajabali from Texas on May 15, 2011:

Didn't know that celery is a negative calorie food. Thanks for the tip.

MSBeltran1 on May 14, 2011:

Looks totally yummy; can't wait to try it.

bames24 lm on April 18, 2011:

I love celery... even as a snack... :)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 28, 2011:

We try to stay away from meat these days and soup has become a favourite. So this is useful.

superbob17 lm on February 07, 2011:

Great lens. Thanks for posting this. Celery soup sounds good. Thanks.

Jen from Canada on January 20, 2011:

I'm always looking for a good vegitarian recipe. This looks good.

scar4 on November 21, 2010:

I usually add celery in my dishes, I'm fond of its flavor!

JanieceTobey on February 22, 2010:

This sounds delicious!

anonymous on January 21, 2010:

My mother used to make the most wonderful celery soup. I wish I had her recipe. It definitely had a potato! I'lll try your's - thank you for sharing.

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