Vegan celery soup
This celery soup is full of healthy vegetables and is both light and filling at the same time. An easy lunch or light dinner with bread or crackers, or a starter for a main dinner meal in smaller portions.
Servings: 2 servings
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 300 grams celery fresh, with any hard strings removed, chopped
- 200 grams white potatoes chopped
- 1 medium zucchini chopped
- 1 teaspoon mixed herbs low histamine compliant herbs
- 500 mls vegetable stock
- 100 mls non-dairy milk almond, oat or coconut
- salt to taste
- 1 garlic clove optional, or garlic powder
- teaspoon sesame seeds optional
- mint leaves optional
Heat the olive in a large saucepan and add the celery, potatoes, zucchini and garlic (if using), salt and herbs. Add a splash of water to stop the potatoes from sticking. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently and adding more water if necessary.
Make the stock and pour into the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Turn the heat down or turn off completely, and blend the soup with a hand-blender. Add the milk, give it a good stir or blend again. Return to the heat to warm up if needed. Add more salt to taste, and the sesame seeds and mint to garnish, if using.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
- If the potatoes are sticking to the pan initially, add a touch of water.
- You can either use an immersion blender or transfer batches to a food processor to blend.
- Use a non-dairy milk that works best for you. The type will very slightly change the taste of the soup.
Swiss Interest Group, Histamine Intolerance
All ingredients in this recipe score a '0' on the SIGHI scale with the exception of:
- almonds in the almond milk, which score a '1' - you could use oat milk as an alternative.
- garlic, which scores a '1' - this can be omitted if you are sensitive to it. The SIGHI list states this is usually well-tolerated after cooking.
- sesame seeds, which score a '1' - this is a garnish and can be omitted. Note that sesame is potential allergen.
- vegetable stock varies depending on the brand used, and branded products are not rated on the SIGHI list so check for problem ingredients.
- check that the mixed herbs that you use are low histamine ones.