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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cream of Celery Soup

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Cream of Celery Soup by Custom Taste
In the slow cooker is right and so much better than that canned "soup" stuff. Sorry Campbell's it is just the hard truth. Low sodium, I am talking like ZERO here...okay fine like 0.01 grams per serving. You guys caught me. However the kicker  is it also has mushrooms! So it is like this great mix of celery and mushroom cream of soup that is easy, healthy (always) and homemade. Also takes no time on your part, you let your slow cooker handle the heavy lifting, er, cooking and you get to relax and do whatever. Wooty woo! Eat it alone or use it in recipe that calls for cream of soup! Or get super creative and turn it into a pasta sauce! So versatile I think it might make your head spin. Maybe an exaggeration, but you all get the idea.


Shopping List
16 OZ Tops of Celery and bottoms of celery
1 Cup Almond Milk
3 TBSP Butter
1 TBSP Pepper
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1/2 Cup Chopped Mushroom
1 TBSP Minced Garlic
1 Cup Water

Hardware
Slow cooker
Cutting board
Chopping Knife
Measuring cup, tbsp and tsp
Immersion blender

Time 3 hours and 10 Minutes
Prep 10 Minutes
Cook 3 hours
Yield 3-4 Cups

Time To Get Cooking!!!

Cream of Celery Soup by Custom TasteCube butter and drop into slow cooker on high
Wait for butter to melt
Chops up onions and mushrooms
Mince garlic
Once butter is melted drop in onions, mushrooms and garlic
Stir until fully coated in the butter
Cream of Celery Soup by Custom TasteLet sit until onions and mushrooms begin to sweat
Add in liquids and celery
Cream of Celery Soup by Custom TasteCook on high for 3 hours or until celery softens
Once the celery has softened bring in the immersion blender
Blend until a smooth, yet chunky, consistency
Turn off slow cooker and serve



Storage
Once cool store in preferred container. 
Store in fridge for up to 1 week or freezer up to 1 month

Tricks
I use the tops of the celery to add some sweetness (they taste sweet to me) and it adds another level to the soup without having to add anything extra. Double win!

Don't forget to click the picture for a link to save the recipe in your recipe box at Sparkrecipes.com

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