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Recipe: Celery Soup with Veggie Burgers

26 Feb

This soup is very easy and quick.  The flavors are pretty subtle and refined, but sometimes it’s nice to eat something that doesn’t slap you in the mouth.  It also uses a lot of celery, which is great, since it’s been piling up lately.  Served with veggie burgers.


  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced celery with leaves
  • 2 cups veggie broth
  • 1 white-skinned potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup 1/3-inch cubes sourdough baguette (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (I used Greek)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon plus more for garnish

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add chopped green onions; sauté 2 minutes. Add sliced celery with leaves, broth, potato, and celery seeds; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.  Puree soup in blender until smooth. Return puree to pot. Stir in cream. Season with S&P.

While the soup is cooking, heat a good dollop of olive oil in small nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add sourdough baguette cubes; sauté until brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Season croutons to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Also, mix the yogurt and tarragon in small bowl.

Dish the soup out into bowls, and dollop yogurt mixture on top, sprinkle with sourdough croutons. Garnish with tarragon sprigs and enjoy!