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Healthy Vegetarian Recipes - Celery Soup

Updated on January 9, 2015

My Recipe For Celery Soup

This delicious recipe for celery soup is easy to make, full of natural flavour and filling too! Add a splash of cream for that extra touch of luxury or have it just as it is for a healthier celery soup which is lower in calories.

When I first started making this soup I couldn't have had an easier recipe. I simply added more chopped celery along with some stock, or milk, to a tin of Campbells Condensed Soup.

But, that was in the days when I didn't really cook.

These days, my recipe for celery soup is still easy, just as tasty, and even healthier because I use all fresh ingredients

Ingredients - What you will need to make up this healthy celery soup recipe

1 head of celery finely sliced

1 tbs olive oil

1 finely chopped onion

1 sprig fresh thyme

600ml vegetable stock

300ml semi skimmed milk

chopped fresh parsley or celery leaves to serve

You Can Make A Warming Snack Or A Hearty Meal In Itself - Find hundreds of ideas for great tasting soups!

I really like soup, and sometimes I just simply throw together whatever vegetables I have left over and simmer them in a suitably seasoned stock before blending into a soup, at other times, when I want something perhaps a little more special, I like to draw inspiration from my cast array of cookbooks.

When Making Celery Soup Some People Prefer To String Their Celery - To String or not to string?

Some people think that when cooking with celery it is much better if it is stringed first.

Stringing the celery is easily done with a vegetable peeler if that is what you prefer, personally I don't bother stringing my celery though.

Would you string your celery before making the soup?

Yes, I don't like the texture of celery if it's not stringed first.

Yes, I don't like the texture of celery if it's not stringed first.

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    • ssphia 3 years ago

      I prefer it that way.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      your soups sound very delicious. For me I would like my soups without the MILK you really don't need milk in soup (did you know milk is one of the worst foods you can put into your body-its full of puss & bad bacteria, only use in moderation, or best of all don't eat it!)(check me out on the net?).

    • mommyplus3kids 3 years ago

      I like better that way

    • rockingretro2 4 years ago

      I always string my celery!

    • maryseena 4 years ago

      I like it smooth, so I always string the sticks.

    • sonnydayze 4 years ago

      The strings don't seem edible

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    • cherielady lm 5 years ago

      yes :)

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    • WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I usually string.

    • LotusLandry 5 years ago from Southern California

      Absolutely would string it.

    • ellagis 6 years ago

      No doubt: yes, I string it. I know because when I´m too lazy to do it, or I have to cook very quicly, I don´t do it and I regret, after.

    • Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Yes, the string part of the celery would detract from my enjoying the soup.

    • MSBeltran1 6 years ago

      Not a string fan.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      i do not like the strings that remain stuck in the teeth so i would rather string the celery, it is so much more pleasant to eat

      from Giovanna

    No, it tastes perfectly fine as it is.

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      • Stuart 2 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

        This recipe sounds awesome and super healthy, I'm gonna have to try it out. Thanks for the ideas.

      • loriactually 2 years ago

        I use a v-slicer for celery, but never noticed the strings having a taste.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        for a group i probably would, but no not for myself, fibre is really important for me.

      • Michey LM 3 years ago

        I always use the strings in my soups, just cut them in small slices

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I slice mine very fine so strings are not an issue.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I chop it finely, so the strings are really short and fine - therefore not a problem. I like my soup to have some texture to it :)

      • memoboard 4 years ago

        I never string my celery. It is fine as it is.

      • Jogalog 4 years ago

        I think the strings disappear as they are cooked anyway so no point.

      • Eamongilmore 4 years ago

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I didn't string the celery and yet the soup was delicious!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I love celery, I leave mine stringy.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It is Ok - particularlyif it is blended

      • remowill 4 years ago

        It seems like it could be a good idea.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no! I never string celery. That's fiber we need. I cut slices for the younger kids in my family so the strings don't choke on them. Everyone in my family loves the crunch and no one ever asks to string them.....they come with with it while you still have the teeth to do so.

      • Etherealista 4 years ago

        leave'll floss your teeth ;)

      • samuel2013 4 years ago

        nope. just cut it smaller for good fiber and it saves time

      • June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

        No, I do not do any more work than is necessary. :-)

      • cal17mom 4 years ago

        Unnecessary work - the strings don't bother me.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I'm at peace with the strings and they are a little extra fiber I would guess.

      • Jack 4 years ago

        I like the strings.

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      Instructions For Making The Celery Soup - Just follow these simple instructions to make a wonderful, healthy soup

      Put the oil and around 3tbs water into a large saucepan, heat then ad the celery and onion. Stir together and heat on high until sizzling. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, for around 10 minutes until the celery and onions have softened.

      Add the thyme and stock, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper then bring back to the boil and simmer (partially covered) for 15 minutes.

      Either use a stick blender or a blender to blend the soup until smooth. (I use a stick blender similar to the one here, it is so easy to use and it blends soups in the same pot, which saves on cleaning up a regular blender! My previous regular blender rarely got used because I hated the clean-up operation after using it but this stick blender is easy to clean as the stainless steel shaft just goes straight in the dishwasher).

      Check the seasoning and serve sprinkled with the chopped parsley.

      Click for a printable version of the Celery Soup Recipe

      Tips To Vary The Celery Soup Recipes - Try some of the following to vary the celery soup recipe:

      Sometimes we want something a little different to the basic celery soup, so. I will often find myself tweaking the recipe to bring something new to the soup. Why not try some of these yourself when you make the celery soup.

      1. Cream Of Celery Soup:

        Add a dash of cream or creme fraiche to the soup to make a lovely, creamy celery soup.

      2. Carrot And Celery Soup

        Add one or two finely chopped carrots to the ingredients and cook the soup as usual adding a little more stock if needed.

      3. Leek And Celery Soup

        Substitute the onion for a finely chopped leek.

      4. Stilton And Celery Soup

        Simply crumble in a generous piece of stilton towards the end of cooking and stir until the cheese has melted into the soup.

      5. Potato And Celery Soup

        Add a diced potato to the ingredients as cook as normal, add a little extra stock if needed.

      6. Spicy Celery Soup

        The addition of a few chilli flakes will give the celery soup a nice, warming kick.

      Celery Nutritional Value

      Is celery good for you?

      There are less than 10 calories in a medium stick of celery!

      Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin C

      Weight Watchers points in celery are ZERO

      Unlike other foods, celery does not lose most of its nutritional value when cooked.

      Celery soup is one in my series of 'Healty Vegetarian Recipes'.
      Click the links to view the other recipes.Easy, Creamy Eggplant (Aubergine)CurryLentil Curry
      Potato And Cauliflower CurrySpicy Leek And Potato SoupCelery Soup
      Parsnip SoupEasy Onion SoupCurried Lentil Soup

      Your Comments Are Always Welcome - Please feel free to leave your comments here

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          My mother used to make the most wonderful celery soup. I wish I had her recipe. It definitely had a potato! I'lll try your's - thank you for sharing.

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          JanieceTobey 7 years ago

          This sounds delicious!

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          scar4 6 years ago

          I usually add celery in my dishes, I'm fond of its flavor!

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          Jen 6 years ago from Canada

          I'm always looking for a good vegitarian recipe. This looks good.

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          superbob17 lm 6 years ago

          Great lens. Thanks for posting this. Celery soup sounds good. Thanks.

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          Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          We try to stay away from meat these days and soup has become a favourite. So this is useful.

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          bames24 lm 6 years ago

          I love celery... even as a snack... :)

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          MSBeltran1 6 years ago

          Looks totally yummy; can't wait to try it.

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          Shamim Rajabali 6 years ago from Texas

          Didn't know that celery is a negative calorie food. Thanks for the tip.

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          UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

          Very informative -great lens!

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          phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

          I had my hesitations reading the title but the pictures made this look darn good! I'm interesting in trying it now.

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          marckq 6 years ago

          I grow celery in the backyard along with some veggies. I munch on celery and include them in some dishes, will try this soup recipe, sounds yummy. Thank you for the nutritional information too.

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          bernie74 lm 6 years ago

          Thanks for sharing, sounds ggeat

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          achraf lm 6 years ago

          thank you for the recipe; looks tasty

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          Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

          Sounds tasty and easy. My kind of soup. Blessed by your neighborhood Squid angel.

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          daedrea lm 6 years ago

          never tried celery..but your lense has convinced me to maybe try it..idk

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          ellagis 6 years ago

          What a nice lens! Thank you for the receipes and the suggestions. I like celery a lot, but it´s always difficult to find the good way to cook it. I´ll try to I´ll let you know!!!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Very informative lens on celery I usually add celery to my vegetables which I slightly steam

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          RuthCoffee 6 years ago

          I'm always on the lookout for healthy soup recipes and this celery soup sounds perfect.

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          anticloud 6 years ago

          Nice lens! I never really thought about making celery soup before this.

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          Rose Jones 6 years ago

          Thanks for this - much healthier than the canned stuff.

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          RecipePublishing 6 years ago

          Wow, what a treat!

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          RecipePublishing 5 years ago

          I love soups!

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          tyler70 5 years ago

          Very nice lens. Never had celery soup, but looks very good to me(:

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          MissBuffySpears 5 years ago

          I would have never thought of celery soup - I must try it!

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          dahlia369 5 years ago

          Yummy and blessed! :)

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          DeterminedDolphin 5 years ago

          Sure is yummy. I made it with soymilk and it was delicious and creamy.

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          earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Nice Lense, I really love celery in soups and veggie stews. My eldest daughter on the other hand avoids it raw or cooked.

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          WriterJanis2 5 years ago

          OK, now I want to try celery soup!

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          TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

          I love celery, so this looks like a good soup to try.

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          Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

          I've never tried to make celery soup, but this looks excellent, so I think I'll give it a try. :) Thank you!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I have never even considered making celery soup, but definitely going to give it a try now!

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          flycatcherrr 5 years ago

          Great lens! I've always felt that celery was an underappreciated vegetable.

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          TheHealthCabin 5 years ago

          Soup is such feel good food! The opportunities are endless. Great lens, Thank you.

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          JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

          I love celery soup ... I make mine with chicken broth. Sometimes I add shredded chicken breast and rice.

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          lyttlehalfpint 5 years ago from Canada

          Finally can give up canned celery soup ... Love it, but haven't had a clue how to make it at home

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          TiAnDeMartines 5 years ago

          This recipe looks yummy and simple. I look forward to trying it, thanks for sharing!

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          KjRocker LM 5 years ago

          thanks for sharing this recipe for a person like me who is learning cooking that is a great help :)

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          razeitup 5 years ago

          yummy and interesting great lens

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          top101 5 years ago

          i actually really love celery soup. yum

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          2wice 5 years ago from Maine, USA

          celery soup is one of my favorite soups, especially during the winter months.

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          SocialNetMediaToday 5 years ago

          Great Job! I am indeed a soup lover.

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          moonlitta 5 years ago

          Sounds delicious- and all those variations!

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          RinchenChodron 5 years ago

          I'm making some right now! Thanks

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          Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

          This is one recipe I've never tried but, would love to - sounds delish! I've added this to my Good Soup Recipes articles. xo

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          tarastillhere 5 years ago

          Iteresting lens,I like to search for new recipes.. :)

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          aiclogcabins 5 years ago

          Will give it a go

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          sherioz 5 years ago

          I love celery soup. Delicious.

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          Adriana 4 years ago from New Market

          I'll have to try your recipe: my family loves soups in the colder seasons, so I'm bookmarking this page to com back to it in a couple of months :)

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          Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

          Looks like a great idea. Maybe I will have some for dinner!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I just did a Squidoo search for celery soup and your was the only one I saw and much healthier than those canned versions we used to rely upon and quick and easy, I can almost taste the fresh right now!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          What a delicious and richly elegant soup and pretty as can be, my favorite color is any shade of green. I did try your idea of using some potatoes as well, they thicken a soup right up and I added some extra milk. Very healthy and satisfying!

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          meltyourmansheart 4 years ago

          I've never had celery soup. I've used celery in other recipes. I'm going to give this a try.

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          maryseena 4 years ago

          Celery is so good for you, I will have it any way possible.

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          tobydavis 4 years ago

          Interesting lens - I'm thinking about trying to make homemade soup, so this was a really helpful read :-)

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          Sniff It Out 4 years ago

          @tobydavis: I find that making soup can be really satisfying, it is quite easy to do, even for the novice cook, and you know exactly what is going into it. Homemade soup makes a really satisfying and nourishing meal, especially on these chilly winter days!

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          Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

          This is great. I always run out of recipes before the whole bunch of celery is used up. Now I know what to do with it.

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          myspace9 4 years ago

          Thanks for the recipe, I am vegetarian so I love to eat vegetarian food all the time.

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          wrapitup4me 4 years ago

          I was looking for a celery soup recipe on google and was pleased to find this article. The extra information you added is very useful.

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          gnd5969 4 years ago

          Now you're talking! This soup looks great. I'm a soup lover :).

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          May Matthew 4 years ago

          I have not tried celery soup with milk and it is definitely a good idea. I would add a bit of ginger too for myself. Great lens!

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          mommyplus3kids 3 years ago

          Celery is definitely good for your health. This is a great lens. Thanks for sharing

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          ramonabeckbritman 3 years ago

          I don't really care for celery like that. I only use it for chicken stock and occasionally cut a few in my husbands salad since he does like celery. But your recipe, I will be a using when I make a celery soup for my hubby. Nice Lens.

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