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Celeriac and pear soup with chives recipe

Celeriac and pear soup with chives recipe

25 ratings

Nutty celeriac, sweet, juicy pears and fragrant fennel are a delicious flavour combination that works brilliantly in this hearty, warming soup recipe. Not only is this seasonal celeriac soup recipe healthy, but it can also be ready in just over half an hour. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 115 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp fennel seed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 celeriac, peeled and chopped
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped
  • cream, for drizzling (optional)
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 11.5g Protein 2.7g Fibre 7.3g


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, fennel seed, garlic and some seasoning and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the celeriac, pears and the stock and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Purée until smooth in a food processor or blender. Pour into 4 large bowls and scatter the chives over. For an extra rich finish, drizzle with a little cream, if you like.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Make the soup, then leave to cool at room temperature. Freeze (without garnishes or toppings) in a rigid container, leaving a bit of space for expansion, for up to 1-3 months. Reheat either from frozen or defrost in the fridge overnight. Once piping hot, add toppings or garnishes and serve.

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