Celeriac, or celery root, is a low-starch vegetable that resembles the turnip. With the texture of a potato, its distinctive taste can be described as a cross between parsley and celery. Its name can be misleading – it has nothing to do with the root of the celery plant.
All you need is a blender to create this rich, velvety soup. The thyme leaves enhance the celeriac’s earthy flavor, making it a comforting year-round soup. A small amount of Granny Smith apple adds a hint of sweetness.
Who doesn’t love a hearty soup when it’s cold outside? Soups and stews are a really good way to introduce some nutritious vegetables into your diet, especially those whose texture or flavor you don’t particularly enjoy. Combine them with lots of herbs and spices, blend them into a smooth texture, and your vegetables are completely transformed.
This is also a great example of how to prepare simple meals for a low sugar, anti-inflammatory diet like the Candida diet. It contains lots of non-starchy vegetables, herbs and seasoning to add flavor, and antifungal ingredients to keep a Candida overgrowth in check.
- 1 Tbsp. oil, olive or coconut
- 1 leek, white and light green parts, cleaned and thinly sliced crosswise
- 1 celeriac, about 1 1/2 pounds, peeled and cut into 1 inch dice
- 1/4 cup peeled, diced Granny Smith apple (optional)
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
- Pepper to taste
- Fresh thyme leaves for garnish
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes.
Add celeriac and apples (if using) and cook, stirring, for another 5 minutes.
Add water and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook until celeriac is tender, about 30 minutes.
Puree soup mixture until smooth in an upright blender, food processor or directly in the saucepan with an immersion blender.
Stir in dried thyme leaves, pepper to taste and additional salt if necessary.
Serve soup with a garnish of fresh thyme leaves.
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