Instant Pot Cream of Celery Soup - This easy and nutritious cream of celery soup makes a great light lunch or dinner! It's also conveniently made in the Instant Pot for a more hands off experience.
DIET OR NO DIET?
I've been eating this soup all weekend and loving every bite!
It's easy to make, cheap, healthy...clean eating at its finest, and nary a diet alive can find fault with the ingredients.
I have to admit, I get a bit tired of the various diet propaganda. Eat some real food, limit your sugar, call it a day.
Interestingly, I was talking with two separate people recently about diets, one of which had just turned vegan, the other who had dabbled in keto. Neither was feeling particularly good on their chosen plan, and I found it fascinating to hear their tales.
I've often considered a segment on the blog about what people eat in a day, though I don't know if it's as brain-boggling to anyone but myself.
Peeking at what people are buying in the grocery store lines and hearing how people eat is a little fetish of mine. I TRY to reserve judgment, but, admittedly, it is hard not to have an opinion.
I don't always feel top-notch myself though, so who's to say I'm not doing something wrong?!
CREAMY CELERY SOUP, SANS CREAM
Back to my squeaky clean soup...did I mention it's an any diet pleaser?
Onion, garlic, celery, dill, water, lemon...yep, no argument with this one. You can't go wrong with veggies, can you? Everyone loves them these days, and what's to hate on? They're high in nutrients, low in calories, and perfect for pregnant women with sudden soup cravings. They're the MVPs we can all get behind and root for because they never steer us wrong or bend a knee.
This soup is conveniently made in the Instant Pot, allowing you the freedom to walk away, if needed (I know I need that!). It's also made with economical, easy to find ingredients, and has a lovely, creamy texture that is complimented by dill and lemon. I omitted any milk addition, rather favoring the use of a bit more olive oil, which adds to the soup's richness.
This has been a real belly warmer for me, as we had a cold weekend, complete with snow!
It's one I'll be making regularly!
Instant Pot Cream of Celery Soup
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large sweet yellow onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 bunch celery (about six cups), chopped
- ½ tsp dried dill
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 3 cups water
- fresh lemon wedges for serving
- Hit the 'saute' button on your Instant Pot (I have the 6-quart).
- Add in the oil and let it warm.
- Add in the onion and garlic, cooking for 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in the celery, dill, salt, and pepper and hit the 'cancel' button to stop sauteing.
- Pour in the water and lock the lid into place, making sure the release valve is set to 'sealing'.
- Hit 'manual' and set the timer to 12 minutes on high pressure.
- Once the pot beeps, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes (meaning, don't touch anything!). It will read LO10.
- Release the remaining pressure.
- With an immersion blender, puree the soup to your liking.
- Taste for extra salt and pepper.
- Be sure to serve with fresh lemon wedges, as the juice really brings out the flavor!
Substitute a tablespoon of olive oil for one of butter...gives a nice flavor!
Try this soup paired with a cheese crisp using my Spelt Tortillas for a pleasing meal.
Brilliant super gorgeous color. The dill and lemon juice make this an awesome soup!! Thank you!
Thank you, so glad you liked it!
Great recipe and so easy to prepare. I served with a light sprinkle of celery salt. Thank you for the recipe!
So glad found this recipe to use while celery from my veg box - delish 😋
Excited to try this bc we have an abundance of celery to use! I may even make a quadruple batch...do you know if this freezes well? Thank you!
I haven't tried, but my guess would be yes, as soup in general freezes well.
Seriously the best soup we have had. A shock to us Both since it’s celery and no broth. Omg we loved it. Easy to make! Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
Haha, yes, it's hard to imagine a celery soup being good! I'm happy you guys enjoyed it though. 🙂
Really impressed with this. We had a load of ‘out of date’, but still firm, celery and this made a really, really nice lunch.
After getting an abundance of celery from our church food pantry I was on the hunt for easy ways to use it up. This recipe does not disappoint! I don't normally eat a lot of celery so the first bite was... Interesting. Adding a little more salt and the lemon was a must to round out the flavor. One day later and there's not a bite left. Next time I plan to add ride ❤️
This was such a nice surprise, i had no idea celery could make such delicious soup. how is it creamy without cream? amazing:) We loved it, even the little baby- 1yr old- lapped it up. Thank you!
That's great, Nu, thanks for the comment and the rating! 🙂
This soup was delicious ! Thank you for another GREAT recipe!
Thanks, Tracy, so glad you liked it!
Sounds yummy! Do the fibers in the celery purée nicely? I tried a cream of asparagus soup recently and it tasted awesome but it was way too fibrous. I had to strain it for the kids to be able to eat it, something I never have to do for creamy broccoli soup.
There is some fiber content, though I more saw than tasted it. 🙂
LOVE this! I cannot wait to try!
I hope you enjoy it, Stephanie! 🙂