Cream of Celery Soup

This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is just perfect for getting right back into shape after the over indulgence of the festive period. Easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!

This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!

Well it’s here folks, 2016 and a Very Happy New Year to you all! 😀

If you’re a regular blog follower you’ll recall that Lynne 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.

So, the recipes this month can 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? 😉

This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!

It’s a pretty simple cream of celery soup recipe. One I’ve not changed since I started doing it years ago, and I find the addition of an apple adds that extra bit of “sweetness” to the overall flavour but what do you think?

It’s amazing just how packed those sticks of celery are, in this cream of celery soup, with essential vitamins and minerals.

This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!

Not only are vitamin K, vitamin C and potassium contained within celery, but also folic acid, which helps to maintain and form healthy blood cells, keeps the heart healthy and has been used to help treat depression too.

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!

New Year at Killin

Talking of New Year, Lady Lynne and I certainly started ours in style with good friends!

After we finished work on 31st December we made our way up to Killin Highland Lodges to see in 2016 with a few glasses of wine and a wee Talisker (my favourite 🙂 ) malt too.

New Year at Killin Liam Catherine and Lynne

Hogmanay dinner was dished out by Liam and myself, three curries. I brought my beef curry casserole and chicken curry in a hurry to heat up and Liam made delicious chicken tikka masala.

We played some games that evening and watched the fireworks on TV from various places around the globe seeing in their New Year’s respectively.

Killin did have their own Fireworks display too, but we were all too lazy and too cosy in the lodge to go out and get wet!

We did head out on the 1st though, for a bit of fresh air in Killin village itself and to see the Falls of Dochart.

New Yeat at Killin Nicola and Colin

The falls themselves were looking particularly spectacular after the continuous rain we’ve been having since the start of December. I took this short video (sorry about the speaking at the end of it) whilst I was there.

Lynne and I thought we might be able to avoid the majority of the rain in December as we headed off on our African Adventures, but we came back to floods everywhere.

It’s still going on as I write this.

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This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!
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Cream of Celery Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 
This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!
Course: Lunch
Servings: 6
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 2 medium onions peeled and chopped
  • 350 g chopped celery sticks
  • 1 large potato peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 green apple peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1.25 L vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the dried thyme and stir in, then add the potato and apple and sauté, again stirring for a further 2 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Either using a stick blender or an upright blender, blitz the soup to a pulp and return it to the saucepan.
  6. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  7. Serve garnished with the freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Cream of Celery Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 31.4g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%
Sugars 9.4g
Protein 3.4g 7%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 8%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!

I have to admit I’m kind of glad to get back to work today and a regular routine again.

Our holiday was fabulous, as was seeing our friends at Killin.

But, it’s nice to get a sense of normality back sometimes isn’t it?

And back to those quick healthy meals, like this delicious cream of celery soup.

See you all again on Thursday for the next vegan recipe, a delicious Mediterranean vegetable casserole. 😀

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This healthy, vegan, cream of celery soup is easy to make, low cost, low calorie and deliciously tasty. All that without the addition of any cream!

Comments

  1. 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!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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! 🙂

  2. I’ve never had cream of celery soup before –today might be the day! The apple in there sounds really good
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey Jennifer, Happy New Year!

      Yeah, I find the addition of the apple gives the taste that extra bit of “lift”.

      Hope you enjoy! 😀

  3. 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.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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! 😉 )

  4. Can’t wait to try this.

  5. 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.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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?

  6. 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. 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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! 😀

  7. 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! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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! 😀

  8. This soup looks so tasty! I love the apple addition!
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  9. 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 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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?

  10. 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.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hello Melanie.

      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.

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