Try Turkish Celeriac Soup With Your Holiday Menus

This Fragrant Soup Compliments Turkey And Stuffing

By Elizabeth Taviloglu
Published: Dec 27, 2013 03:09 PM GMT / 
Updated: Apr 28, 2014 10:25 AM GMT

Have you ever wondered what to do with celeriac? You know, that gnarly root vegetable that smells like celery?

In Turkish cuisine, celeriac, better known as ‘kereviz’ (kehr-eh-VEEZ’), is a very popular vegetable, especially during the fall and winter months. When peeled and cooked, its fluffy texture and wonderful, delicate celery aroma make it a perfect base ingredient for soup. Try this recipe for Turkish-style celeriac soup I make at home.

All you need are a few simple ingredients to prepare this delicious and nutritious soup. The key is to find fresh, young celeriac.

Celeriac is inexpensive and easy to find all year round in Turkey at most vegetable stands and produce markets. If you live outside of Turkey, try your local product market or green grocer who sells specialty vegetables.

This soup is fancy enough for company and the whole family will love it’s creamy texture and mild flavor. There's nothing like a steaming bowl of this fragrant soup on a chilly winter day. All you need is some crusty bread for dipping. Turkish-style celeriac soup also compliments many winter holiday menus that feature poultry, especially roasted turkey with stuffing.

If you're feeling brave and want to try a new vegetable soup, or you want to add some Turkish flare to your holiday turkey dinner, go ahead and try this delicious soup, whatever the occassion.

Photo © Elizabeth Taviloglu, 2014

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