Although the canned soup is so convenient, this made-from-scratch version is fresh, aromatic and creamy. Canned soup can be high in salt which is a no no for people with hypertension. Moreover, celery is inexpensive and an easy vegetable to work with, i.e. wash and chop.
Celery has low-calorie and high fiber. Hence, it is often used in weight-loss diets. Celery contains androstenone which is difficult for human to digest. The calories burn during the digestion of celery is more than is acquired from it, i.e. celery has negative caloric content.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound celery (about 10 stalks), thinly sliced, leaves reserved
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water (use 1 cup if you prefer a thicker soup)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 cup milk
- salt and pepper to taste
Sydney and Frances partnered to make this Cream of Celery Soup.
Source: Charlene Dy
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 45 minutes; Serve: 4