Servings: 4 · Prep Time: 10 mins · Cooking Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Lunch | Soups
This is the creamiest, most flavour packed soup recipe. It is incredibly filling and decadent. A perfect winter warmer or starter for a supper. It is one soup that you will want to make again and again, especially as it only takes 10 minutes to prepare and then you can leave it on the hob to bubble away. Adding nuts to a dish like this helps thicken the soup. The almonds provide fats and protein along with lots of nutrients. If you do not tolerate almonds then you could replace with another nut of choice. Celeriac is the most wonderful vegetable. Not only is it incredibly nourishing but it is also very low in carbs. It adds all the "carby" comforts to a soup, but without the spike in blood glucose. Garnish and serve with some homemade low carb toast and a generous twist of pepper and for an extra addition, why not try some fried bacon pieces!
- olive oil (glug)
- white onion, chopped (1 medium)
- garlic cloves, chopped
- fresh ginger, chopped (1 inch cube)
- celeriac flesh (300g)
- ground almonds (or ground flaxseed) (100g)
- chicken or veg stock (600ml)
- sea salt and pepper, to taste (pinch)
- double cream or coconut cream (2tbsp)
Peel and chop the onion, garlic, ginger and celeriac. \nFry the onion, garlic and ginger in a large pan over high heat in a little olive oil.\nOnce golden and the onion translucent. Add the ground almonds and stir well into the mixture. \nAdd the stock, bring to boil, add the celeriac and then cover with the lid and reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.\nTurn off the heat. \nTest the celeriac to make sure it's tender. There should be a decent amount of liquid still in the pan. \nLeave to stand for 20 minutes. \nPur�e with a stick blender until completely smooth, add double cream (or coconut milk, if dairy free) for extra creaminess. \nTaste and season with sea salt and black pepper.\nGarnish and serve with toasted walnut bread and a generous twist of pepper and some fried bacon pieces. \n\nNote: If the liquid seems to be very low once you have turned the heat off, then please add 150ml boiling water before leaving it to stand.