1 lb celery hearts
1 small red onion
1 small potato
4 cups chicken stock
2 Tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
2 bay leafs
Peel and chop onion and potato. Sautee with olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan until tender. Add chicken stock and bring to boil. Chop celery and add to saucepan along with bay leafs. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove bay leafs from soup. With a soup ladle put about half of the mixture in the blender. Hold the lid on securely while pureeing for one minute. Repeat with the other half of the mixture. Stir all the soup together well.
Makes 4-6 servings
The main ingredient in this recipe, celery is truly a Super food because of all its health benefits. According to Hippocrates celery is known to calm the nerves. Celery also aids the kidneys by helping reduce it of wastes. Another health benefit of celery is that it is an anti-rheumatic. It reduces inflammation by clearing uric acid from painful joints.
The secret ingredient that magically gives this soup a creamy texture without using cream is the humble potato. Heart healthy olive oil is the magic ingredient that is used in the place of butter.
It’s one of the healthiest and best tasting soups I’ve ever had. With this recipe I can have my cream of celery soup and keep healthy too and now so can you!
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