Potato, celeriac & truffle oil soup

Celeriac Soup & Truffle Oil

Serves 6

  • 1 white onion, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 bunch fresh thyme

  • 500 g celeriac, peeled and roughly diced

  • 500 g floury potatoes, peeled and roughly diced

  • 1.1 litres organic chicken stock

  • 100 ml single cream

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 3-4 tablespoons truffle oil

In an appropriately sized pot, slowly fry the onion in the olive oil for about 5 minutes until translucent and soft but not coloured at all. Get your bunch of thyme, tie it up with a little string and add to the pot with the celeriac, potatoes and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add the cream, bring back to the boil, then remove the thyme and purée the mixture in a liquidizer or food processor. Season carefully to taste, adding the truffle oil tablespoon by tablespoon – the oil can vary in strength depending on the brand. Divide between your serving bowls. Feel free to improvise by adding croûtons, a little extra cream or, if you're really lucky, some real black or white truffles shaved over the top.



Try this: If you want to give an edge to this comforting soup, try dressing some chopped parsley and celery leaves with a little olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle over the soup at the last minute before serving.

Nutritional Information

Potato, celeriac & truffle oil soup

Deliciously warming in winter

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I love this comforting, creamy celeriac and potato soup as it comes but add the truffle oil and… wow
Serves 6
1h
Super easy
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The fact is, I know using truffles at home is a little pretentious and very decadent, but even my local supermarket now stocks truffle oil. Admittedly it's more than likely not the real McCoy, but it does have a flavour you can't put your finger on – a kind of fragrant, garlicky, encapsulating smell which when used with subtlety is great. Truffle oil can be used for so many things – with a simple risotto or tagliatelle it's amazing. Then, when you've got the bug, treat yourself to the real thing, be it black or the exceptional white truffle.

In an appropriately sized pot, slowly fry the onion in the olive oil for about 5 minutes until translucent and soft but not coloured at all. Get your bunch of thyme, tie it up with a little string and add to the pot with the celeriac, potatoes and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add the cream, bring back to the boil, then remove the thyme and purée the mixture in a liquidizer or food processor. Season carefully to taste, adding the truffle oil tablespoon by tablespoon – the oil can vary in strength depending on the brand. Divide between your serving bowls. Feel free to improvise by adding croûtons, a little extra cream or, if you're really lucky, some real black or white truffles shaved over the top.

Try this: If you want to give an edge to this comforting soup, try dressing some chopped parsley and celery leaves with a little olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle over the soup at the last minute before serving.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 350
    18%
  • Carbs 23.3g
    9%
  • Sugar 6.1g 7%
  • Fat 24.4g 35%
  • Saturates 5.2g 26%
  • Protein 8.3g 18%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 1 white onion, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 bunch fresh thyme

  • 500 g celeriac, peeled and roughly diced

  • 500 g floury potatoes, peeled and roughly diced

  • 1.1 litres organic chicken stock

  • 100 ml single cream

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 3-4 tablespoons truffle oil