Celeriac & carrot soup

Yet another way of using celeriac: this soup manages to taste clean and delicate but wintery and warming at the same time. And – a great advantage – it’s very quick.

Celeriac – 1 medium root
Carrot – 5 large
Potato – 2 medium
Chickpeas, cooked – 200 g
Onion – 2
Garlic – 2 cloves
Marjoram – small sprig
Olive oil
Vegetable stock cube
Hummus – to serve

Chop the onions and garlic and fry them gently in a saucepan with a tablespoon or so of olive oil. When they are beginning to soften add the peeled and diced carrots and potatoes and stir everything for a few minutes over a medium heat. Now cover the ingredients with water, add the stock cube and about two thirds of the marjoram leaves, cover the saucepan and leave everything to bubble until the vegetables are soft – about 15 minutes.

Off the heat, use a stick blender to whizz the whole thing to a smooth-ish cream, then add water if/as necessary: you want something nice and thick without being gluggy. Add the drained chickpeas and the left-over marjoram leaves and return the saucepan to the heat for a few moments.

I like to place a generous lump of hummus in each bowl and ladle the soup in over it. A good sprinking of freshly ground black pepper and a thin drizzle of olive oil makes this soup perfect.

©Anne Hanley, 2013


About Gardens, Food & Umbria

I am a garden designer, working throughout central Italy. I have lived in Italy for over 30 years – for many years in Rome but now in the wilds of Umbria where I have fixed up one wreck of a house, am working on another, and tinker endlessly with two and a half hectares of land, some of which is my garden.
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