We really enjoyed this mild creamy soup today for lunch. Both celery root (celeriac) and pears are in season now.

Celery Root and Pear Soup

Serving Size: 4


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium celery root (celeriac), trimmed and chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • handful chives, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 cups vegetable bouillon
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup vegan soy cream

Celery Root and Pear Soup


  1. Heat the oil in a soup pot.
  2. Add the chopped onions and begin to saute.
  3. Add the chopped celery root pieces and saute, stirring to keep the onions from browning and evenly coat the celery.
  4. Add the vegetable bouillon chives and thyme and bring to a boil.
  5. Once the soup comes to a boil, turn it down to simmer and cook until the celery pieces are soft.
  6. Add the prepared pear pieces and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Puree the soup to a smooth consistency. I used an immersion blender.
  8. Add the soy cream and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. We garnished the soup with a dash of nutmeg, a few chives and dried apple chips.


adapted from http://www.canadianliving.com/food/pear_and_celery_soup.php