Watercress & celeriac soup with goat's cheese croutons

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Watercress & celeriac soup with goat's cheese croutons
This beautiful starter can be made and frozen ahead of time. 

50g butter

1 tbsp olive oil

4 leeks, washed and sliced

1 celeriac, peeled and diced

1½ l vegetable stock

2 x 100g bags watercress

Salt and pepper

6 slices toasted baguette

100g soft goat's cheese

Few sprigs watercress, to serve (optional)

In a large pan combine the butter and olive oil and gently cook the leeks until soft.

Add the celeriac and vegetable stock.

Bring to the boil then simmer until the celeriac is soft.

Add the watercress and stir.

Pour the contents into a food processor and blitz until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper then allow to cool.

Freeze in serving size containers when fully cooled.

To serve, defrost the soup in the fridge overnight, then tip into a saucepan and reheat.

Top each toasted baguette slice with some goat’s cheese, then add a slice to each bowl with a sprig of watercress.

Serves
6

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Soups, Starters, Entertaining, Vegetarian

Special Info
Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

This soup will freeze for up to 3 months.

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