This simple, satiny soup is rich and delicious.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat butter in a large (4-quart) saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and potato; season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, 8 to 10 minutes.

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  • Add 6 cups water to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Working in batches, puree soup until smooth. (To prevent splattering, fill blender only halfway, and allow the heat to escape: Remove cap from hole in lid; cover lid with a dish towel, holding down firmly while blending.) Return soup to pan; stir in lemon juice, and season with salt. Serve, garnished with celery leaves.

Reviews (8)

260 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 80
  • 3 star values: 89
  • 2 star values: 39
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5.0 stars
03/26/2020
Love the simplicity of this recipe. I made it with Veggie stock instead of water and added Herbs de Provence and a hint of garlic salt then after blending added a tablespoon of cream - delicious!!
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2019
I love this soup! It is so simple to make. Sometimes I'll add fresh tarragon or fresh dill. I'll make it on Sunday and bring it to work. I'll have a couple of small servings in a demitasse cup throughout the day. Gives me the energy I need and not filling. I'll have a cup when I make it, but after that, I drink it cold.
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2015
I made a few alterations - I used Better than Buillion's Chickenless Broth instead of plain water, and roasted up some cauliflower rather than using a potato. It was delicious!
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Rating: Unrated
05/14/2015
Easy to make, but bland,I skipped the lemon added two green tomatoes,two garlic cloves and two extra tbsp of butter added chicken bouillon and salt and pepper to taste we love it.
Rating: Unrated
05/21/2013
Personal opinion...mild just like celery. Other evals talk about adding types od stuff...this recipe does make a gentle flavor that can be perked up per our taste bods. Is reliable, mild soup. Annie, Fremont, CA
Rating: Unrated
02/12/2013
I skipped the salt and added bouillon and smoked bacon! kicked it up a notch, made it less bland!
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Rating: Unrated
04/11/2012
Easy to make, nice lemon accent but bland.
Rating: Unrated
04/11/2010
This is very simple to prepare and delicious!
Rating: Unrated
05/06/2008
I added some parsley and it was a nice twist!