With winter well and truly on it’s way, I’m finding myself craving soup for warmth & nourishment.
Coming of the bat of living in Saudi Arabia for 2 years, desert heat – where 3/4 of the year the temperature soars…I must admit, it’s a little hard adjusting to the cooler climate here in Australia this time of year. My equilibrium is adjusting, that’s for sure!
This is deliciously creamy, super simple…nutritious, hydrating (as celery is predominately water) and detoxifying. It is great for digestion, full of antioxidants, vitamins (vit c) & minerals.
Most of these ingredients, you are most likely to have on hand!
There is no need for any additional herbs as it is flavourful, but if you like – you can add some chopped chives or parsley when serving.
1 leek sliced
1/2 red onion diced
2 garlic cloves diced finely
6 celery stalks sliced
1 potato cubed
1 litre organic vegetable stock
Cook the sliced leek, onion and finely diced garlic cloves in a little extra virgin olive oil over a medium heat. Cook until translucent (approximately 10 mins). Stir regularly to stop it catching.
Add the potato cubes and slice celery. Sweat for another 5 mins.
Pour in the vegetable stock, bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 mins.
When cool, blend in batches until smooth.
Season with salt & pepper.
It’s really that easy. x