Cream of celery soup is perfect for getting back in shape after any over indulgence. This one is made with no cream. It's a low calorie creamy celery soup thats both healthy and delicious!
Well it’s here. A Very Happy New Year to you all!
If you’re a regular blog follower you’ll recall that my other half and I are having a “vegan January”.
So recipes will be themed towards that. However, rest assured, we are only doing this for January, it’s just a change for the month.
There’s no change to neilshealthymeals overall theme of quick healthy meals for all!
The recipes this month can of course be enjoyed by anyone, vegan or non-vegan.
We just thought it would be nice to have a change after all our Christmas and New Year indulgences!
So, now that I’ve got that “disclaimer” out of the way, let’s get on to talk about this fantastic cream of celery soup shall we?
It’s a pretty simple healthy cream of celery soup recipe.
One I’ve not changed since I started doing it years ago.
Its particularly healthy because it's a creamy celery soup recipe with no cream. A healthy celery soup!
That's right. It's all just vegetables. And because it's just vegetables it's a low fat celery soup recipe!
What Can I Substitute For Cream In a Cream Of Celery Soup?
There's a simple ingredient which I use in this recipe instead of cream. A potato!
Yes that's right a potato adds bulk to the recipe and when puréed it also adds the creamy consistancy.
Also the addition of an apple adds that extra bit of “sweetness” to the overall flavour. Without adding any kind of artificial sweetener either.
If you want a low carb variation you could also replace the potato with cauliflower. I often do that to change up this soup from time to time!
Why This Is A Healthy Cream Of Celery Soup
It’s amazing just how healthy sticks of celery are.
You see celery is mostly made up of water. About 95%. So not only is it extremely low in calories, carbs and fat but it's is a very healthy and hydrating food to include in your diet.
This low fat creamy celery soup contains essential vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium and fibre are found in celery. Folic acid too.
Folic acid helps to maintain and form healthy blood cells, keeps the heart healthy and has also been used to help treat depression.
So, if you’re feeling a bit blue after the festive period and perhaps a little guilty of all the overindulgence too, then have a bowl of this heartening cream of celery soup.
And put it all behind you and start now on your super healthy New Year!
Top Tips For Making The Best Celery Soup
- Check your celery is still crisp and not limp before purchasing.
- Ideally your celery should still have its leaves attached. Which are not brown or wilting.
- Although you can use any part of celery to cook with the tougher outer stalks are the best to cook with in this soup.
- Pull the stalks off from the base. Then use a peeler to remove any tough strings.
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Enjoy the short video I made to show you how to make this delicious cream of celery soup!
Cream of Celery Soup Recipe
This delicious and filling cream of celery soup is great at any time of the year. A healthy and filling lunch.
And best of all it's a low fat celery soup as it's not made from any cream!
Why not serve this delicious recipe with some multigrain bread for a simple comforting meal?
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Cream of Celery Soup Recipe
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- Low fat cooking spray
- 2 medium onions peeled and chopped
- 350 g chopped celery sticks
- 1 large potato peeled and diced
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 green apple peeled, cored and chopped
- 1.25 L vegetable stock
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
- Spray the bottom of a large saucepan about 7 to 8 times. Turn the heat on high underneath, then when the oil starts to bubble, turn the heat lower.
- Add the onion and the celery and sauté, stirring constantly for about 7 to 8 minutes until soft, but not burnt, or you will taint the taste of the soup.
- Add the dried thyme and stir in, then add the potato and apple and sauté, again stirring for a further 2 minutes.
- Add the stock, bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft then remove from the heat.
- Either using a stick blender or an upright blender, blitz the soup to a pulp or purée and return it to the saucepan.
- Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
- Serve garnished with the freshly chopped parsley.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Wow! Cream of celery sounds pretty awesome! I love celery actually! I know a lot of people for some reason don't...weird!!
But I love just snacking on my sticks! I think it soothes my tummy at times, haha!
Ah, Lynne's one of those people Rebecca that doesn't like celery, I'm afraid. Yet I can add it to stews and all sorts of other things it just seems to be the texture she doesn't like.
But, like you, I love it and can be found frequently snacking on celery. Dipped in some hummus. Yum! 🙂
I've never had cream of celery soup before --today might be the day! The apple in there sounds really good
Hey Jennifer, Happy New Year!
Yeah, I find the addition of the apple gives the taste that extra bit of "lift".
Hope you enjoy! 😀
Susie @ SuzLyfe
I haven't done a cream of celery in forever. Do you follow Linda of Veganosity? If not, get your vegan self on that. She just posted a soup recipe that I must have now.
I feel like the weather has just given the world the middle finger this year. Like F it, I do what I want.
I have just headed over to Veganosity and am currently pinning like mad! Thanks for the tip.
The weather.....what can you do about it? Absolutely nothing unfortunately, we just need to get on with things eh? (Although it would be nice to see some sun in Scotland and not to have to travel half way across the globe to see it! 😉 )
The Food Hunter
Can't wait to try this.
Thanks Theresa. I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think? 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I never would have thought to make a soup out of celery, but it sounds delicious. Especially as it's so creamy. It's strange, but my husband LOVES celery. It's a strange thing to love haha.
Not only delicious but cheap too Dannii, ha ha! 😉 Especially if you're looking after the pennies after the festive period eh?
I tried to think why I love celery myself, when I read what you said about your husband loving celery. For me I think it's because of the "crunch" and just how refreshing it tastes when you eat it. If that makes sense?
NEIL! Happy New Year! Glad you guys had a great holiday and holiday season. So ...you are doing the vegan thing! How's it going? This soup sounds lovely as I love celery and celeriac, so I can see you're getting creative with the challenge! Hope you and Lynne are doing well. 🙂
Hey Erin! Great to hear from you. Happy New Year to you guys too!
Yeah, we're vegan for January. It's going well so far, thanks. Lots of different vegetables based dishes and recipes to try. Plus I got that spiralizer I was wanting for Christmas so it's veggie noodle city here. Ha ha! 🙂
Need to arrange that catch up with you and Luke to catch up and hear all about your Christmas and New Year soon! 😀
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Celery, apple and potato and no cream - now this is simply fantastic Neil! And throw in the fact that it's easy, budget friendly and low in calories and I feel I could drink the whole pot!
Glad to hear y'all ushered in 2016 in style! 🙂
I used to crave any soup that had "cream of" in front if it's name Shashi, unfortunately to the detriment of my waste line. 🙁
Fortunately, I found this way to make soups creamy again, and without the cream. I'm so glad! So I'll happily join you in drinking the whole pot! 😀
Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
This soup looks so tasty! I love the apple addition!
Thanks Melanie! Glad you like it. 🙂
This is the third soup recipe of yours i have tried out and loved! ( brocolli and stilton and the tomato and green lentil were the others) keep up the good work and keep em coming! Thanks 🙂
Hi Michelle, thanks so much for your comment.
I'm absolutely delighted that you're loving my soups. 😀 It makes it all worthwhile, for me, when someone else actually makes the recipes that I talk about all the time!
I just made a huge batch of the pea and mint soup at the weekend, and re-photographed it too. That's a really easy, low cost tasty one to make to, if you're wondering which one to try next?
Our family loves this soup. We have made it several times. The only thing I would never omit is the apple. We had to leave it out once because my little ones ate all the apples and I couldn't go to the store to get more. It wasn't as good and it took longer for it to get eaten up. Love the fact that it is dairy free too.
Thank you for your really nice comment. I'm so glad that you like this soup, and that your little ones do too! 🙂
The apple really does make all the difference doesn't it? It's amazing how such little changes (like omitting things) to a recipe can completely change the taste.
We are having our groceries delivered, and the last time I ordered one celery and they sent one stalk! So I ordered again and asked for six....you guessed it, they sent me 6 bunches!!! I have never made celery soup before so I was on the hunt to use up a bunch of celery and came across this recipe...boy, am I glad I did! It was absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe, except I did NOT peel the potatoes or apples. I feel they are more nutritious with the peel. It made no difference, everything blended into a smooth, wonderful soup. While cooking, the smellreminded me of stuffing at Thanksgiving. This is a VERY good recipe!
Glad you liked the recipe and I love how you didn't peel the potatoes or apples Bo! A great idea for anyone else wanting to make this. Thanks so much for taking the time to make, rate and comment! 😀