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Recipe Category: Soups

Celery and Garlic Soup with Dill Yogurt

A creamy celery soup set off with a tangy dill yogurt.

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 whole bulb garlic, peeled
  • 1 head celery and leaves*, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cups Greek style natural yogurt or cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped

Heat oil and butter and sauté onion and garlic until softened. Add celery and 1 teaspoon salt and sauté for 10 minutes. Add stock and bicarbonate of soda**, bring to the boil and simmer covered for 30 minutes until very soft. Puree using a stab blender, gently reheat and stir in 1 cup yogurt. Season to taste, adding a pinch of sugar if needed. Serve in bowls dolloped with Dill Yogurt and garnish with dill.

Mix 1 cup yogurt with chopped dill and season to taste.


* If the celery is stringy, then remove strings with a vegetable peeler.

** The bicarbonate of soda helps to retain the bright green colour.

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 12/10/2020