This Citrus Celeriac Soup is an outcome of a bountiful crop of celeriac in my garden. I simply at some point run out of ideas what to do with it and decided to make some soup out of it.
The thing is that celeriac is not the most flavorsome vegetable especially on its own! I knew adding something to enhance the flavor of the soup would be necessary. Citrus as a flavor tends to go well with celeriac.
I am a big fan of Asian dishes and love how they are always fresh and often tangy. Especially I love the dishes originated in Thailand and Vietnam, two of my favorite Asian cuisines.
My favorite aspect of Asian cooking is fresh and sour flavors. Kaffir lime leaves are often used in cooking Thai dishes, although often they are discarded after the cooking process. In this Citrus Celeriac Soup, I experimented with blending the leaves, truly for ease, and minimum-fuss and it worked really well.
The lime flavor is much more present when the leaves are blended in the soup. That reduces the need for any other seasoning in my option.
This Citrus Celeriac Soup really is dead simple. Load the pot with stock and white root vegetables, add kaffir lime leaves, cook until soft, and blend.
Ta-dah, job done!
After the success with this flavor combination I ended up cooking a large batch of the Citrus Celeriac Soup.
It works with various rates of white root vegetables. I keep it white so the color of the soup is nicer. Because lets be honest, if the food looks good it tastes better!
Here you have a photo of my batch cooking where I made a 10l pot of this Citrus Celeriac Soup. I froze most of it for those busy days when I just want something quick and easy for lunch.
The recipe is asking for carrots, I leave it up to you to decide on what type of carrots you want to use. I used white ones since I grew a patch of white carrots last year. But white carrots are not easy to get by so just use whatever you have or fancy.
Especially orange carrot can have a more noticeable taste, and it may offset the balance of flavors. This works well with celeriac because it is fairly mild in flavor.
Let me know in the comments below if you liked it or how did you modify this recipe?
Easy Citrus Celeriac Soup
Easy Carrot Coleslaw
- Prep Time10 min
- Total Time10 min
- Yield2 Portions
- 3 carrots
- 1 small red onion
- half a lemon
- half an apple
- few parsley leaves
- salt, pepper & olive oil
- If using non-organic carrots, peel first.
- Grate carrots, onion and half an apple.
- Add all the ingredients to the bowl, add salt, pepper to taste and dash of olive oil
- Squeeze the lemon juice
- Chop parsley leaves and add to the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix well together.
- Serve and enjoy!