Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Simple Celery and Potato Soup

This is a quick and simple low-fat, low-calorie soup which will make you feel full if you are on a diet. It is also a simple vegetable soup for toddlers, to boost their vegetable intake. For a creamier and richer vegan version, add one onion, soy milk and tofu puree to make this soup, if desired.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 250g celery (weighed after trimming), trimmed and diced
° 200g potatoes, peeled and diced
° 500ml water or stock
° ½ -1 teaspoon non dairy margarine
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon sugar (optional), or to taste
° pepper to taste

1. Place the celery, potatoes and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender.
2. Transfer to a blender or food processor. Add the margarine, salt, sugar and blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls, sprinkle with pepper and serve hot.

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