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Celeriac and Potato Soup

I started making Celeriac and Potato Soup a few years back when I was taking care of my mother as she was fighting cancer. One of the foods that I wanted to introduce her to was Celeriacmore commonly known as Celery Root. It’s a very ugly vegetable and without knowing what it was or the benefits of it you might just pass it by at the grocery store. I have to say when I picked it up my dad was very hesitant and was about 100% sure my mom would not even try it. 
Celery Root

There are so many health benefits of Celeriac, here are just a few….

Lots of Antioxidants 

Promotes Bone Health

Helps Prevent Dehydration

Promotes Heart Health

Lots of Protein

Contains Iron

Helps Builds Immune System

I found a great website for Cancer patients with tons of great recipes. Once I saw the recipe for the Celeriac and Potato Soup recipe I knew that it would be easy for them to cook for themselves after I left and it would be something different and healthier. 

celery and potato soup

I changed a few things from the original recipe, here is my version. I have to say my mom ate it and LOVED it. My boys also gave it 2 thumbs up, so it’s been on our menu plan ever since. 

Celeriac and Potato Soup
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Serves: 8
 
Perfect soup for those winter months when you are trying to fight away colds and boost your immune system.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound celeriac AKA celery root
  • 1 TB of unsalted butter
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic minced
  • 1½ pounds of Idaho potatoes about 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 6 cups of low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 TB fresh parsley chopped for garnish
  • 2 TB of plain Stonyfield greek yogurt plus a teaspoon for each bowl
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 TB of Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. In a large pot add the olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, onion and let cook until almost done.
  2. Add the garlic and let cook for a minute longer.
  3. Then add the Celeriac and Potato plus broth.
  4. Let cook until the potato and celeriac are fork tender.
  5. With a immersion blender, mix until smooth.
  6. Add 2 TB of greek yogurt and mix together.
  7. Add more salt and pepper if you need to.
  8. Depending on how you peel the celeriac you might have some of the woody texture strains in the soup. If that is the case, just strain it in a bowl and it will be fine.
  9. Just before serving, add 1 teaspoon of greek yogurt to each bowl and top with fresh parsley.

Now, I couldn’t of gotten through that hard celeriac without a good sharp knife. The Kitchen IQ Angle Adjust Knife Sharpener, was a lifesaver for sure. There are so many types of sharpeners out there and the one we were currently using didn’t sharpen enough. What I love about the Kitchen IQ manual sharpener is that it’s compact and easy to store in my kitchen without taking up a ton of space. This sharpener also allows you to sharpen the knife to the original factory angle. It includes 3 slots for sharpening….

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4 Responses to Celeriac and Potato Soup

  1. brandi January 14, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    i love soups like this for winter! perfect timing 🙂

  2. Julia January 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    I’m going to look for that celery root, I love a good potato soup!

  3. Sonali- The Foodie Physician January 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    As a new member of the Stonyfield CPC, I’m so glad that I saw this post! I love celeriac and this soup sounds absolutely delicious! Looking forward to getting to know you better 🙂

  4. Barb @ A Life in Balance January 15, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    I’ve never had celeriac. I’ll ask my dh to pick up one the next time he’s at Gentile’s.

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