Soup Base: Celery

Preparation info
  • Makes

    6 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Celery is rather stringy and so this base cannot be successfully puréed in a food processor. It must be passed through a food mill or a sieve. This is used in Celery Soup with Lima Beans, Asparagus, and Peas and can be used in Celery-Tomato Soup.


  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the celery. Return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 35 minutes.

Pass through the medium disc of a food mill. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze.