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Celeriac and Watercress Soup

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Celeriac and Watercress Soup offers a variety of health benefits stemming from its nutritious ingredients. Celeriac, the main component, is a low-calorie vegetable that is high in dietary fibre. This fibre content aids in maintaining a healthy digestive system and promotes satiety, which can assist in weight management. Celeriac is also a good source of vitamins C and K, which are essential for immune function and bone health, respectively. Additionally, it contains minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium that support overall wellness. Including celeriac in the soup boosts nutrients while adding a unique flavour.

Watercress, another key ingredient in this soup, is a leafy green with many health benefits. It is highly nutritious, packed with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants. Vitamin C supports immune function and collagen synthesis, while vitamin A promotes eye health. Vitamin K is crucial for proper blood clotting and bone health. Watercress is also a good source of minerals such as calcium and iron. Its antioxidant properties may help protect against cellular damage and inflammation. By incorporating watercress into this soup, you add a nutritious leafy green that can contribute to overall well-being.

The usage of miso in this soup not only adds depth of flavour but also provides health benefits. Miso is made from fermented soybeans and is a traditional Japanese ingredient. It contains probiotics, which contribute to a healthy gut by supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria. The fermentation process also enhances the bioavailability of nutrients and increases antioxidant activity. Miso is rich in minerals, such as manganese, copper, and zinc, which are important for various bodily functions. By including miso in the celeriac and watercress soup, you introduce a potential source of probiotics and additional nutrients, amplifying its overall health benefits.

Overall, this celeriac and watercress soup combines the nutritional benefits of celeriac and watercress with the potential probiotic properties of miso, offering a wholesome and nourishing choice for a comforting and delicious meal.

Celeriac and Watercress Soup

Catherine BarclayCatherine Barclay
This is an incredibly delicate soup that, for me, was a wonderful discovery. A perfect starter for a shared meal.
Course Soup
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup cashew
  • ½ cup water

Soup

  • 1 med brown onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 sml celeriac bulb peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • cups watercress sprigs roughly chopped
  • cup cashew cream

Instructions
 

Cashew Cream

  • Blend until smooth, place in fridge until required.

Soup

  • Using a small amount of water or stock, add onion and garlic to a stockpot.
  • Add celeriac, stock and cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low and simmer covered for around 20 mins or until the celeriac is tender.
  • Remove from heat, then add watercress. Add the cashew cream, stir to combine, then heat on low for five mins.
  • Using a stick blender to breakdown the soup into a smooth consistancy leav
  • Serve with chives and a sprinkle of black pepper.
Keyword celeriac, plantbased, Soup, vegan, watercress, wfpb
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Catherine Barclay
Catherine Barclay
Normally you might find me behind the coding of our sites but over the years I have become much more concerned about what has been happening in the kitchen as well - families do that for all of us don't they? Background experience is in Account Management and Web Development but as my passion has grown for WFPB so has my desire to speak out.
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