Zesty Celeriac Soup


Serving suggestion: Zesty Celeriac Soup, topped with Plantbased Feta, Lemon & Sesame roasted Kale, homemade Ciabatta Croutons, drizzled with Sesame Oil


Makes approx. 6 portions


You will need:


Ingredients:

-1 Celeriac

1 large white Onion

-4-6 cloves of Garlic

-1 Lemon's Juice + zest

-2 tbsp of Nutritional Yeast

-Plantbased Milk/Cream - around 250ml

-Stock water (from boiling Celeriac)

-Sesame Oil

-Olive Oil

-Salt, Pepper


Topping's Options:


Croutons:

-Leftover Olive Ciabatta bread

-Lemon zest

-1/2 tsp of Dried Thyme

-Salt & Pepper

-Olive Oi



Crispy Kale:

- a handful of Kale (stalks included)

-1 tsp of Sesame Seeds

-Sesame Oil


Equipment:

-a large pan

-a medium size pan

-a chopping board

-a sharp knife

-a peeler

-2 baking trays

-a mixing spoon

-a slotted spoon

-a mixing bowl

- and hand blender/ food processor



Method:

-Start by preheating the oven to 180c gas mark 5/6


-Next, peel the Celeriac, chop into similar size pieces then place in the medium size pan with some salt, fill with water- place on the heat, pop on a lid and bring up to the boil approx. 20 minutes


-Place Garlic cloves on baking tray and place in the oven- roast for around 15-20 minutes


-Then peel and dice the Onion, add to large pan with a splash of Oil and fry on medium heat


-Meanwhile you can start prepping the croutons- chop the bread up into similar size cubes add into the mixing bowl with salt, Thyme, a few grates of Lemon zest and some Olive Oil- massage in


-Remove the Garlic from the oven- be careful when handling because it'll be HOT


-Place the croutons on the tray and bake for 15-20 minutes


-Pop the Garlic cloves out of their skins (carefully), chop and then add to the pan with Onion


-Wash and chop the Kale and add to the same mixing bowl you used previously- add in some Sesame oil, Salt and Sesame Seeds and place on another baking tray to bake from 15 minutes


-Check the Celeriac - once soft use the slotted spoon to decant into the other pan, add the Milk/Cream, Nutritional Yeast, Salt, Pepper, Lemon's Juice (add gradually), drizzle in some Sesame Oil (go slow with this too because it's a strong flavour) and add in some stock water and then start blending with hand blender/ or add to food processor - once smooth have a taste, add some more seasoning, Sesame Oil, Lemon juice and/or stock if needed.


-And Voila the soup is done!


-Now check on the Croutons and Kale- once the croutons appear golden brown remove from the oven, once the Kale appears crispy do the same and you're ready to serve.


Enjoy friends!


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Below is another Soup I made recently - I wanted to show off the banging toppings mostly, (another option for the above recipe). It was: crispy Cheezey Gnocchi ( pan-fried shop-bought Gnocchi, seasoned with Salt/Pepper and grated in some plantbased Parmesan near the end), toasted seeds, drizzled with homemade Dill Oil- SO GOOD.