Celeriac Pear Soup

Celeriac Pear Soup

This Celeriac Pear Soup is hearty, satisfying, yet light. The earthy celeriac taste nicely balanced by the addition of pear which adds a subtle sweetness.

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Celeriac Pear Soup

Hello everyone! I hope this week has beet treating you well so far, and you’re ready for the weekend. Oh man, I am SO ready!

This time of the year is soup season in our family (Although we enjoy soup all year round. Well, during the hot parts of the year, that’s normally light or chilled soup.) If you are looking for more ideas, I’ve got plenty on this blog! In fact, I divide my soup collection by time of the year. So there are many hearty recipes I suggest you to try in winter.

Let’s talk about this Celeriac Pear Soup for a moment. Even though I’ve already photographed enough new recipes in 2022, I am sharing the recipe I made last fall. It is simply too good not to share with you!

Celeriac Pear Soup

While it might not look extremely appealing to some people (Mostly because its greyish colour), it’s tasty! To make it look sexier, I garnished the soup with dried pears (Simply dehydrated just like apple rings), toasted hazelnuts, and thyme. Other possible additions include cheese (feta, goat’s cheese or even blue cheese), crispy crumbled prosciutto or bacon, other herbs and nuts (Think of walnuts and chives) And if you are looking for some added colour, add some pomegranate arils, too.

The combination of celeriac and pear is common, and you’ve probably tried it before. Pear does not strongly affect the flavour profile, but it adds sweetness that balances out the earthiness of celeriac.

Did I mention it’s so healthy as I did not use any cream or butter? I used vegetable broth, but you can also choose chicken or beef, for a more pronounced flavour.

I hope you like this soup, and you will try it soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me anĀ InstagramĀ message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Cheers and happy Soup Season! :)

Celeriac Pear Soup
Celeriac Pear Soup

Celeriac Pear Soup

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Main, Soups
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

This Celeriac Pear Soup is hearty, satisfying, yet light. The earthy celeriac taste nicely balanced by the addition of pear which adds a subtle sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 large onion, finely sliced

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 medium-large celeriac (about 1,5 lb.), peeled and roughly cubed

  • 2 pears, cored and cubed

  • about 5 cups of vegetable broth

  • about 1/2 tbsp. salt (or to taste)

  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp. of fresh or 2/3 tbsp. dried thyme

  • a good pinch of white pepper

  • a good pinch of chipotle powder

  • a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

  • Dried pear slices, nuts, thyme for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the onions and garlic, 5 minutes, until soft and aromatic.
  • Add the cubed celeriac and cook about 10 minute, until the celeriac is fragrant and starts to soften.
  • Add the pears, broth, herbs, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer covered until the celeriac is completely tender, about 20-25 minutes. Off heat and cool slightly until easy to handle.
  • Add the parsley and use an immersion blender to puree until smooth, or alternatively blend in batches in a blender. If necessary, adjust the thickness by adding more broth or even water. Return to the pot and check the seasoning and adjust as necessary. Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Celeriac Pear Soup

  1. Valentina says:

    What a beautiful soup, Ben. The texture is dreamy and the combination of flavors is lovely. I think celeriac is one of the most underappreciated vegetables. It should definitely be more popular in my opinion. :-) ~Valentina

  2. Marissa says:

    I love everything about this sweet and savory soup, Ben! It looks so comforting and the nuts for topping have my mouthwatering!

  3. Jeff the Chef says:

    The way you’ve arranged those dried pears is so beautiful. Actually, I didn’t focus on the color of the soup until you mentioned it. Even so, I think it looks like it should: tasty! I’ve never heard of the combination of celeriac and pear, so I guess I should get out more!

  4. David @ Spiced says:

    Wow, the garnishes on this soup do look amazing, Ben! I have to admit that I haven’t cooked with celeriac very much. We’re definitely in soup season here, and this sounds like a fun way to mix things up!
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