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Creamy Celeriac & Pear Soup

Spicy, slightly sweet, and flavorful, this soup is the perfect warming dish for family gatherings and holidays. During a busy time, this soup is easy to make, calls for few ingredients, and allows for many different types of herbs and spices to be added for extra flavor.This soup is made with water instead of broth and a touch of coconut milk (optional), which helps to save a considerable amount of sodium (great news because holiday foods are loaded with salt!). The celeriac also contains a naturally-rich source of electrolytes potassium and sodium. Celeriac root is coupled with the slightly sweet pear, which is a source of fiber and low in calories. Serve this soup as a lighter start to your holiday meals, and add your favorite herbs and spices to finish it off for your own, unique taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs celeriac, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 2 small pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) coconut milk (swap for any other type of non-dairy milk)
  • 2 – 3 cups (250 – 375 ml) water (depending on desired thickness)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 sage leaves, chopped (1 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel and chop garlic, celeriac and pears and add to stock pot over medium heat, then add water and coconut milk.
  3. Cook over medium/high heat and then reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 40 minutes or until ingredients are soft.
  4. Once ingredients are soft, add sage and salt and pepper and reduce to low heat and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and process with an immersion blender or add to a food processor or blender. Pour into large mixing bowl or stock pot and add maple syrup for added sweetness.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 130

Fat: 7g

Trans Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 0g

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 2g