Not exactly the prettiest vegetable, celeriac ends up underused in the kitchen, which is a shame. Underneath that ugly, nobbly skin is a creamy white flesh with an earthy, sweet, nutty flavour. It makes a naturally thick, creamy soup, with a hint of pears and rosemary that balances out the richness. This is perfectly comforting soup for winter.
Celeriac and pear soup
dairy free, gluten free, vegan
2 tbsp olive oil
1 ltr of stock
2 sprigs rosemary
salt & pepper
Peel and cut the celeriac and pears into large chunks, it can be easier to use a knife than a peeler. Roughly dice the onion.
Cook the onion in a large saucepan with the olive oil on medium heat for 5mins until soft.
Add the celeriac, pears, rosemary and stock. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for 20mins until the celeriac is soft.
Remove from the heat, take out the rosemary and blend until smooth. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.