nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 146
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 307 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Curried Cream of Celery Soup

Curried Cream of Celery Soup

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

Curry powder lends a spicy twist to this soothing standby.
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 6 celery stalks, diced (3½ cups)
  • 1 large leek, white part halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced (2 cups)
  • 1 Tbs. curry powder, such as Madras
  • 1 14-oz. can light coconut milk
  • 2 Tbs. rice
  • 2½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped celery leaves, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds on baking sheet, and toast 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Cool.

2. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add celery, leek, and salt; cook 5 minutes, or until vegetables start to soften. Stir in apples and curry powder; cook 2 minutes. Add coconut milk, rice, broth, and 21/2 cups water. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes, or until vegetables are soft when pierced with a fork.

3. Purée soup in blender until smooth. Return to pot, and stir in lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Ladle soup into bowls, and sprinkle celery leaves and almonds on top.

April/May 2012 p.59

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I made this soup and served it to my family and a coworker. Everyone LOVED it and my coworker has since made it for her family, and served it at a dinner party. She’s Belgian and swears it is an OLD family recipe. LOL! Thanks for this wonderful recipe from my family to yours and so on...

trina perry - 2014-05-09 00:10:00

This soup was easy and AMAZING!I will definitely be making it again, soon.

Trina - 2014-04-12 00:45:41

What kind of rice? I would use mashed potatoes. The rice may be a bit grainy?

Kathy - 2014-04-09 20:24:35

I made this soup, exactly according to the recipe. I used an inversion blender after step 2. It is very good. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, and serve with multi-grain bread (I had flax-quinoa bread from Whole Foods). I will definitely make this soup again. It is very easy and inexpensive, filling, tasty, nutritious and low calorie.

Catherine - 2014-03-06 16:25:44

I love this soup! I love the taste and also having another use for the celery I always find in the refrig but have no clue what to do with it

Amy Norman - 2014-01-06 22:32:29

Has become a staple in our house. It's YUM!

kk - 2013-12-19 04:30:48

Horrible recipe. Not creamy, and I reduced broth. Will try again with regular coconut milk and no broth.

Karen - 2013-06-08 19:29:52

This soup absolutely rocks. I used extra curry powder because I love it, and blended it in the pot with an immersion blender. Easy recipe with a lot of elegance.

Jesse - 2013-04-19 00:53:00

Delicious! Much more than the sum of its parts. I used almond milk instead of coconut (I don't like coconut) and an onion instead of a leek since that's what I had on hand. Will be making again!

Keri - 2013-04-14 01:15:41

Phenomenal!! I even made my own coconut milk from coconut flakes and hot water blended and added to the soup. I never knew I liked celery so much (but I had some that needed to be used). This will be a staple in my household. It was so quick and simple! Thanks CRimes!!

stelr1 - 2013-04-13 03:35:11

I don't see how this makes 8 cups.

Jacki - 2013-04-11 16:51:33

This soup is AMAZING! I used green onion instead of leek. I am in love with it, taste like something from a restaurant, lovely!

Lori - 2013-04-11 12:11:41

this really is a scrumptious soup, and i'll probably make again. only next time, i'll use a standard blender vs. the "Ninja" (which cannot liquify fibrous veggies; "gritty" and "chunky" is as good as it yields). thx for the Rx!

Michael - 2013-04-11 06:32:25

That looks really really good,will share.

Pat Volk - 2013-04-11 01:51:25

I first made this soup for my boyfriend who love Celery. I didn't really think I would like it. However, it is a very tasty and simple soup. It also freezes well. The coconut adds a nice flavor to the celery. I have also noticed that celery leaves are delicious sprinkled on top. They would be good sprinkled on many things! Amy

Amy P - 2013-02-26 18:15:07