Roasted celery soup

A hearty roasted celery soup is great for the cold weather. Enjoy with a big chunk of crusty bread.


Serves 2

8 sticks of celery, cut into 5cm chunks
1/2 bulb fennel, cut into 5cm chunks
1 medium potato, peeled and diced
750ml chicken stock
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper


Achieving the perfect results

  1. Pre-heat the oven to about 180C. Put the celery and fennel into a large roasting tin, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss it all together so the vegetables are nicely coated. Roast for about 45 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft, but before they go brown.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the chicken stock in a saucepan. Add the potato, and cook until it's soft.
  3. When the celery and fennel are cooked, add them to the chicken stock, and blitz the whole lot with a stick blender, or in a liquidiser.
  4. Taste and add more salt and pepper if it needs eat.

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