Saturday, September 19, 2009

Celery and Walnut soup

Pretty obvious combination really - celery and walnuts and it does make a lovely mild and creamy soup. Some grated cheddar would be lovely on top but on the way to the cheese I found a jar of ploughmans pickle and so . . .

- Peel and chop half an onion and a clove of garlic and pop in a saucepan with three or four chopped celery sticks and leave to cook slowly in a little olive oil for ten minutes or so
- Add half a potato and then pour over a pint of vegetable stock.
-leave to simmer gently until the potatoes are soft, another ten minutes I should think.
- Shell and crush a few walnuts I used four, and leave to soak in a bowl covered with some of the stock.
- Once the soup is cooked, pour it into a blender, add in the softened walnuts and blend it all smoothish.
- Return to the now washed saucepan, reheat and serve.

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SWEET MARY said...

Looks nice Peter - now I wonder how you got that Branston pickle to float on the top ...

Jacqueline said...

Mmmmmm, lovely! (although I will skip the pickle, I think)

Jodi said...

Lovely combination. Obvious now that you mention it, but I don't know that I would have paired these two up in a soup without the suggestion. Yum.

zerrin said...

You have a wonderful collection of soups here. I love to try different soups, so thank you for all these unique recipes. I love the flavor of celery in soup, but never combined it with walnuts. Great idea!

Peter said...

@Jodi,@jacqueline - my thoughts exactly, sometimes an idea is just there and I do not see it. Some do not work of course - looking back I don't think I'll try the pickle again ;-?

and Keriann - lets just say it did not actually float and needed some help!


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