Sophia Roe’s Celery Soup

Think celery is boring? Think again! This celery soup from Sophia Roe is so refreshing whether you eat it hot or cold. The flavors come together so perfectly that we sometimes can’t even believe it’s so simple. Sophia recommends making double and triple batches of this soup because it really is that good!


  • 2 tbs olive oil*
  • 1 onion, diced*
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, rough chopped*
  • 1 garlic cloves, rough chopped*
  • 3 cups celery, finely chopped*
  • 1 cup yellow squash, peeled and chopped*
  • 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth (water works fine too)*
  • 2 tbsp almonds*
  • 1/3 cup various herbs (Like a mixture of parsley, cilantro, and green onions)*
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Zest of one lemon*

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  • Heat medium sized pot or dutch oven on medium heat. Add olive oil, celery, garlic, onion, squash, and mushrooms.
  • Let sauté for 5-7 minutes until softened and translucent. Add broth (or water), bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
  • Let cook on low for another 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf. In a blender, add almonds, 1/3 cup of herbs of your choice, and 2 cups of soup. You may want to add a little water if you’re looking for a thinner soup.
  • Blend on high until thoroughly mixed. Add blender mixture into the pot with the rest of the soup. Add zest of one lemon, and taste if more seasoning is necessary.
  • Serve with celery leaf as garnish, and enjoy.

Celery Soup Notes and Variations

  • To see how Sophia makes this soup, be sure to check out this video on Instagram.
  • Sophia notes that this soup simply won’t have that fresh, alive, and fresh taste without herbs, so don’t be stingy with the herbs! Also, the more lemon zest, the better!


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    Rebecca Palmer
    July 25, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    This soup is delicious. However, to get the appearance of the photograph I had to use an immersion blender.

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      Imperfect Foods
      July 27, 2020 at 11:51 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed!

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    Sonia Iwanek
    October 4, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Just made this and I love it! Added a few extras because that’s what I do 😎 but thank YOU for this awesome recipe!!

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      Imperfect Foods
      October 11, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      So glad you gave it a try!

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    October 11, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Made this tonight, I ended up using a blender and an immersion blender, with canned coconut milk to give it more body. The flavors were AWESOME, especially the lemon zest. This will definitely be made again. Thank you!

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      Imperfect Foods
      October 11, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      Yay! Thanks a ton for giving it a try!


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