This Citrus Celeriac Soup is an outcome of a bountiful crop of celeriac in my garden. I simply at some point run out of ideas what to do with it and decided to make some soup out of it.
The thing is that celeriac is not the most flavorsome vegetable especially on its own! I knew adding something to enhance the flavor of the soup would be necessary. Citrus as a flavor tends to go well with celeriac.
I am a big fan of Asian dishes and love how they are always fresh and often tangy. Especially I love the dishes originated in Thailand and Vietnam, two of my favorite Asian cuisines.
My favorite aspect of Asian cooking is fresh and sour flavors. Kaffir lime leaves are often used in cooking Thai dishes, although often they are discarded after the cooking process. In this Citrus Celeriac Soup, I experimented with blending the leaves, truly for ease, and minimum-fuss and it worked really well.
The lime flavor is much more present when the leaves are blended in the soup. That reduces the need for any other seasoning in my option.
This Citrus Celeriac Soup really is dead simple. Load the pot with stock and white root vegetables, add kaffir lime leaves, cook until soft, and blend.
Ta-dah, job done!
After the success with this flavor combination I ended up cooking a large batch of the Citrus Celeriac Soup.
It works with various rates of white root vegetables. I keep it white so the color of the soup is nicer. Because lets be honest, if the food looks good it tastes better!
Here you have a photo of my batch cooking where I made a 10l pot of this Citrus Celeriac Soup. I froze most of it for those busy days when I just want something quick and easy for lunch.
The recipe is asking for carrots, I leave it up to you to decide on what type of carrots you want to use. I used white ones since I grew a patch of white carrots last year. But white carrots are not easy to get by so just use whatever you have or fancy.
Especially orange carrot can have a more noticeable taste, and it may offset the balance of flavors. This works well with celeriac because it is fairly mild in flavor.
Let me know in the comments below if you liked it or how did you modify this recipe?
If you looking for more soup ideas check out this Spicy Butternut Squash Soup recipe.
Simple and easy Citrus & Celeriac Soup.
No-fuss 6 ingredients dinner, a refreshing lime flavor which makes this soup taste citrusy while all you use is kaffir lime leaves.
Serve it with fried diced bacon or roasted pumpkin seeds.
1 cup of carrots & parsnip
1 small onion
1 large potato
1 medium-size celeriac
1.5 l of stock
2 kaffir lime leaves
Optional: a slice or two of fried bacon and splash of lemon to serve
1. Pour the stock into a pot and start heating up.
2. Peel your vegetables if you are using non-organic type. Chop roughly.
3. Add all the ingredients to the stock; carrots & parsnip, onion, potato, and celeriac as well as the two kaffir lime leaves.
4. Bring up to boil and simmer for about 30 min.
5. Pour everything, including the kaffir lime leaves, into high power blender and blend until smooth.
6. If using low sodium stock adjust seasoning; salt & pepper.
7. Serve and enjoy!
8. If you are using bacon, dice, and fry it up before sprinkling on the top of the soup. If you like extra citrus-ie flavor squeeze a bit of lemon over the top of your bowl of soup.
Since I used organic vegetables, all from my garden I have not peeled them and am not too worried about washing them too thoroughly – it is all good for your gut microbiome ;).
I also used white carrots in this recipe since I had them in my garden, but you can easily use just regular carrots or yellow if you want, half-half with parsnip.
The calorie information is calculated based on the ingredients I used (does not include bacon), it will change depending on the type of stock you use, etc.
You can’t go wrong with this recipe!
- Serving Size: 2 cups (500 ml)
- Calories: 145
- Sugar: 5.4g
- Sodium: 858mg
- Saturated Fat: 0.3g
- Carbohydrates: 30.7g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 4.6g
Keywords: celeriac soup, citrus soup, kaffir lime leaf, white root vegetable soup, root vegetable soup, easy soup, simple soup, asian flavour