What does one do when given a large celeriac? Well, I decided to make a creamy soup, and it was freaking delicious! Celeriacs are a bit of an underused vegetable, probably because they are a bit gnarly looking and people do not know what they are or how to use them, but when used in raw salads or soups, they have a wonderful flavor like mild celery. I particularly like them with sweet apple because they balance each other out, and that is exactly what I paired the celeriac with in this soup.
I decided that I wanted the soup to be hearty and creamy, which I accomplished by adding soaked almonds. They gave the soup a silken texture and a little sweetness. I added sage to the soup as well, since I had it on hand, and I felt that some flavorful herb would be nice and it was perfect with the other sweet and savory ingredients. It needed little else, just a hint of garlic and sea salt and it was delicious! If you get your hands on some celeriac you must try this quick and easy soup. It is delicious with a big green salad on the side for dinner.
2 cups raw celeriac, chopped (about 1 medium)
1 large sweet apple, chopped
1 cup raw almonds, soaked 8 hours, and drained
juice of one large lemon
1 garlic clove
about 10 fresh sage leaves
3 cups filtered water or as needed
sea salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Serve at room temperature, or warm in the dehydrator.