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Celeriac soup with toasted hazelnuts & truffle oil

Celeriac soup with toasted hazelnuts & truffle oil

This makes a lovely starter and can be easily doubled to serve more. To make this vegan, swap the butter and crème fraîche for plant-based alternatives.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseStarter
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Knob of butter
  • 3 echalion shallots, finely diced
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 clove/s garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 celeriac, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Few sprigs lemon thyme, to give 1 tbsp leaves
  • 1 L vegetable stock
  • 100g pack blanched hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp British crème fraîche
  • ½ lemon, for squeezing, to taste
  • Truffle oil, for drizzling


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook the shallots and celery for 3-4 minutes until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more until fragrant.

  2. Stir in the celeriac, potato, bay leaf and thyme and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the stock, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender. As they cook, toast the hazelnuts. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Spread the nuts over a baking tray and roast for 5 minutes until golden. Cool.

  3. Remove the soup pan from the heat and take out the bay leaf. Add ¾ of the hazelnuts. Blend the soup with a stick blender until smooth, stir in the crème fraîche and blend again. Chop the remaining nuts and set aside.

  4. Season the soup to taste, add a squeeze of lemon, then ladle into bowls. Serve scattered with the reserved hazelnuts and drizzled with the truffle oil.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,612kJ/ 389kcals



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