Healthy + Flavorful: A Must-Try Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

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Looking for a healthy and delicious gluten-free soup recipe? Look no further than our must-try Cream of Celery Soup! Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup is like comfort in a bowl. Sure, you might be thinking that it seems like something your mom might use for a casserole in the 80s. And you’re not wrong. But I invite you to put down the can and reconsider this celery soup recipe. It’s good enough to enjoy as a stand-alone dish. And it’s also great added to casseroles and braised meats. It’s honestly one of the easiest and most delicious celery recipes on the planet.

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With a silky smooth texture and a delicate balance of flavors, this soup is sure to become a family favorite. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, our step-by-step instructions and helpful tips will guide you through creating this incredible dish.

Made with fresh celery, aromatic vegetables, and a hint of herbs, our Cream of Celery Soup is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Indulge in a bowl of this creamy delight, knowing that you’re nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients. So grab your apron and prepare to enjoy a gluten-free soup that will tantalize your taste buds and warm your soul.

Gluten free cream of celery soup

Everything you wanted to know about celery

  • Celery is a foundational ingredient in many cuisines and often paired with carrot, onions, and garlic to make soups, stews and braises.
  • Celery is fat free and contains good amounts of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
  • California grows nearly 100% of the domestic celery crop!
  • Farmers have been growing celery in the Golden State since 1891. Southern California originally contained the most celery farms, but today celery is grown in the Santa Maria Valley, the Salinas Valley and Ventura County to ensure a year-round supply.
  • Most celery is hand-harvested by skilled workers who use machetes to expertly cut the celery from its roots and cleanly top it.
California grown celery

What can I do with lots of celery?

I’m so glad you asked! Besides using it to make the uber popular celery juice, celery is an often overlooked vegetable in our crisper drawer. Sure it’s great dipped into ranch dressing or slathered with peanut butter and raisins, but it is also great when it’s the main attraction. Julia Child was a huge fan of braised celery (as am I). But you can also chop celery up and add it to cream of celery soup, other soups like this kale + sausage soup, salads, Thanksgiving stuffings, muddle it into cocktails, or use it to make a crunchy and tangy slaw. Here are some more insanely delicious celery recipes from my friends at California Grown. Truly, the possibilities are endless!

Is it good to eat celery every day? And why it’s a great ingredient for a gluten-free soup!

In a word – yes! Celery is a versatile vegetable that adds a unique flavor and texture to dishes. While it’s often used as a garnish or snack, celery is also a nutrient-dense ingredient that provides numerous health benefits.

Though celery is extremely low in calories, it has a lot of health benefits. Celery is high in fiber which is good for the gut. Celery also contains Vitamins A, K, C, D and E. It also contains B vitamins like riboflavin, folic acid as well as Vitamins B6 and B12. Celery is 95% water so it’s a great snack for when you need to stay hydrated. There are also studies that show that celery is anti-inflammatory, and can help protect against dementia and improve blood sugar levels.

When it comes to making a gluten-free soup, celery is an excellent choice as it adds both flavor and texture. Its mild taste pairs well with other ingredients, and its crunchy texture can be cooked down into a creamy consistency.

Ingredients in cream of celery soup

Understanding gluten and common sources of gluten in traditional cream of celery soup recipes

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It’s often used as a thickener or binding agent in soups, sauces, and other dishes. For those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, consuming gluten can cause digestive issues and other health problems.

Traditional Cream of Celery Soup recipes often contain flour or other gluten-containing ingredients, making them off-limits for those with gluten restrictions. However, with a few simple modifications, this classic soup can be made gluten-free without sacrificing flavor or texture.

Introducing the gluten-free cream of celery soup recipe

It’s very easy to make Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup. Since celery is the star, be sure to use the freshest celery you can find. It should be bright green and very crisp. I also add onion, garlic and a splash of California Chardonnay for extra oomph.

Ingredients

  • California olive oil
  • Celery ribs
  • Onion + garlic
  • California Chardonnay
  • Vegetable stock
  • Half & Half
  • Cornstarch (to thicken)
  • Fresh thyme

Step-by-step instructions for making the gluten-free cream of celery soup

  • Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery and garlic and cook until soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes. Stir in the wine and cook until reduced by half, another 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the veggies and cook for another minute. Add the broth and stir until the mixture is smooth. Increase the heat and bring it to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the celery is tender.
  • Stir in the half and half and add salt and pepper to taste. Let cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender until smooth.
  • If using as a base for other recipes, this soup will keep in the fridge for at least 3-4 days.
Gltuen free cream of celery soup
Holding bowl of cream of celery soup

Tips for enhancing the flavor and texture of the soup

While our Gluten-Free Cream of Celery Soup recipe is delicious as is, there are a few ways to enhance its flavor and texture.

  • Firstly, consider adding a splash of lemon juice or white wine vinegar to brighten the flavors and add a tangy kick.
  • You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the flavor profile of the soup. Thyme, rosemary, and sage are all great options that pair well with celery.
  • For an extra creamy texture, try adding a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt to the soup before serving.

Serving suggestions and pairing options for the soup

Our Gluten-Free Cream of Celery Soup pairs well with a variety of dishes and can be served as a main course or a side dish. For a complete meal, serve the soup with a slice of gluten-free bread or a side salad. You can also pair the soup with a glass of white wine from California for a refreshing and satisfying meal.

How to store and reheat the gluten-free cream of celery soup

Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply transfer the soup to a pot and heat over medium heat until warmed through.

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Gluten free cream of celery soup

Easy Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup

Alison Needham
Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup is like comfort in a bowl. It’s good enough to enjoy as a stand-alone dish. And it’s also great added to casseroles and braised meats. It’s honestly one of the easiest and most delicious celery recipes on the planet.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 216 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery and garlic and cook until soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes. Stir in the wine and cook until reduced by half, another 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the veggies and cook for another minute. Add the broth and stir until the mixture is smooth. Increase the heat and bring it to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the celery is tender.
  • Stir in the half and half and add salt and pepper to taste. Let cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender until smooth.
  • If using as a base for other recipes, this soup will keep in the fridge for at least 3-4 days.

Notes

If you are planning on using this cream of celery soup as a base for another recipe or casserole, it makes the equivalent of about 2 cans of soup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 745mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 383IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Braised Celery Recipe, Celery Soup, Cream of Celery, Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup, Gluten Free Soup
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3 Comments

  1. YOu have the most amazing celery recipes, and I love celery!! I’m going to try them all!!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was yummy. Who would have thought that celery could taste so good, and it’s healthy for you too. I did use half heavy cream and half almond milk to lighten it up a bit.

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