Celeriac soup with whipped Stilton

celeriac soup with stilton creme and cumin and garlic infused oil

 

I have never meet anyone who doesn’t like soup. It might be different kinds of soups and different flavors but I think almost everyone has a favorite. I have lots of favorites and one soup that I haven’t made in a long time is celeriac soup. Another humble vegetable, cooked right it offers great texture and flavor.

I bought a celeriac and decided to have a look in my vegetable box in the fridge to see what else I could use. I found a bunch of watercress, parsley and a piece of Stilton cheese that didn’t seem to be going anywhere. Cheese and vegetables is a great combination.

The watercress can easily be replaced by anything you have available and/or prefer such as celery, spinach, chard etc.

 

Celeriac and watercress soup 

preparation time 5 minutes 

cooking time 15 minutes 

serves 2 as a light meal or 4 as a starter 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of celeriac, peeled and cut in to chunks
  • 1/2 dl or 1/4 cup mung dal lentils
  • a handful of watercress, roughly chopped with stalks
  • 1 handful of parsley, roughly chopped with stalks
  • 8 dl or 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine

Place all of the ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Let the soup simmer for about 15 minutes or until the celeriac is cooked through.

Put the soup in a blender and blend until smooth. The parsley and watercress adds flavor and gives the soup a nice green color.

 

Whilst the soup is cooking make the whipped Stilton. This is perfect when you have a small piece of cheese left over.

 

Whipped Stilton creme

preparation time 5 minutes

cooking time 0 minutes 

serves 4 as garnish + extra for dipping 

Ingredients

  • about 50 gr of Stilton, or any blue cheese, chopped
  • 1 dl or 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 dl or 1/4 cup low fat natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar (you can also use lemon juice)

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend for a few minutes. Make sure there is plenty of air in the creme. Pour in to a bowl and set aside until you are ready to serve.

 

The soup needed texture and I infused extra virgin olive oil with cumin seeds and garlic.

 

cumin and garlic infused oil

 

I spooned the Stilton creme and the hot cumin and garlic infused olive oil just before serving.

 

celeriac soup with stilton creme and cumin and garlic infused oil

 

The soup was a true bowl of comfort. It would make a lovely starter to any meal, I need to eat more celeriac, it is delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Responses to “Celeriac soup with whipped Stilton”
  1. jackcollier7 says:

    that looks and sounds fabulous…. ❤

    • petra08 says:

      hi Jack,
      Thank you. I don’t make enough soups and this one hit the right spot! 🙂 Have a good rest of the week!

  2. DEE says:

    That really sounds stunning… imagine other creamy cheeses might work too???

    • petra08 says:

      hi Dee,
      Thank you. I think any cheese you like would work, feta cheese, a soft goats cheese or just as you mentioned, a creamy cheese! 🙂 x

  3. JIN says:

    This looks so comforting and delicious. Love a recipe you can whip up with what you have in your fridge and cupboard 😉 Thanks for sharing.

    • petra08 says:

      hi Jin
      I am glad you like it. You are right, this would be perfect in a batch and just heated as and when! Soup is a great food isn’t it? 🙂

  4. heenie says:

    love the way you make everything so special.

  5. Ooh Petra this looks great again, is it ok if I make it and put it on my blog and link to you, I know lots of people in my diet club would love a new soup like this ? 😍

    • petra08 says:

      hi Emily
      Of course you can put it on your blog with a link back! I am so glad you like it. It was a very satisfying soup. I hope your friends will like it too 🙂

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