Mouth-watering gluten-free kumara and celery soup

Hey there foodie friends! Welcome to my blog where I share my passion for healthy and delicious cooking. Today, I am sharing with you a recipe that is perfect for those who are gluten-free, dairy-free, and looking for a vegan and healthy option.

Introducing my Gluten-Free Cream of Kumara and Celery Soup recipe! This soup is packed with flavor as it offers creamy vegan goodness that is free of gluten and dairy. It’s an easy make that offers a creamy texture without the added heavy cream.

If you’re looking for a way to sneak some extra veggies into your meals or simply craving a hot bowl of soup on a cold day, this is the recipe for you! This soup offers creamy texture, delicious flavors, and a healthy easy-to-make mealin just one pot.

So grab your favorite cooking utensils and let’s get started on making the best gluten-free cream of kumara and celery soup you’ve ever tasted. Trust me; this soup will have you coming back for seconds – it’s that good!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Cream of Kumara & Celery Soup
Gluten Free Cream of Kumara & Celery Soup

Let me tell you why you’ll absolutely fall in love with this gluten-free cream of kumara and celery soup recipe. First of all, it’s incredibly versatile, whether you’re a vegan, health-minded or gluten intolerant. So anyone can enjoy it.

Now let’s talk about the taste. This soup is going to take your taste buds on a journey they won’t forget in a hurry. With its rich creamy texture, and subtle sweetness from the sweet potato blended with celery flavors, it offers a unique blend of texture and flavor.

What’s more, this recipe is incredibly healthy and easy to make. It’s loaded with nutrients from the vegetables like sweet potato, celery and spinach leaves which you’ll love even if you’re not a big fan of veggies. The best part? You can always add some variations like using potato instead of sweet potato; so there are lots of ways to customize it to fit your taste preferences.

And if you’re watching your weight or on restricted diets, this soup recipe is perfect for you. It has no gluten, dairy-free ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied without compromising your health goals.

So trust me when I tell you that once you’ve tried this gluten-free cream of kumara and celery soup – you’ll be coming back for more. Give it a try today and thank me later!

Ingredient List

 Creamy and comforting gluten-free soup for the soul!
Creamy and comforting gluten-free soup for the soul!

Let’s start by gathering all the ingredients you’ll need to make this gluten-free cream of kumara and celery soup dream come true! Here’s what you’ll find:

  • 450g Kumara, peeled and diced
  • 450g celery, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 25g margarine (dairy-free & gluten-free)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 4 spinach leaves, chopped
  • 250g kumara, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 4 celery leaves, chopped

Use organic ingredients whenever possible for optimal taste and nutrition. Remember that using high-quality produce is essential when looking for flavorful and healthy results in your meals. These ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or farmers’ market.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect bowl of warmth after a long day.
The perfect bowl of warmth after a long day.

Let’s Get Cooking!

Now that we have all the ingredients at hand, it’s time to start cooking! This Gluten-Free Cream of Kumara and Celery Soup Recipe is easy-to-make and deliciously creamy.

  1. Start by heating up a large pot over medium heat. Add 25g Margarine and let it melt. Once the margarine is melted, add in 1 cup chopped onion, 4 diced celery, and 2 diced kumara. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onions have softened.

  2. Pour in 6 cups vegetable stock, bring the mixture to a boil then lower the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 30 minutes. The kumara will become tender.

  3. Use an immersion blender or regular blender to puree the soup to a smooth consistency.

  4. Return the pot to low heat and then stir in 250g chopped spinach leaves before letting it simmer for another 5 minutes.

  5. Finally, add 1/2 tsp za’atar (or any other herb/spice you desire), season with salt and pepper according to taste preference, then stir in 1/2 cup dairy-free cream to make this soup even more decadent. Serve while hot with garnish fresh celery leaves on top.

This recipe makes about 6 servings, but if you want to double-up the amount, simply repeat the process!

Go ahead and try out this tasty meal at home; I assure you that it is both filling and satisfying, as well as being free of gluten and dairy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Say yes to a healthy and delicious meal with this soup.
Say yes to a healthy and delicious meal with this soup.

Are you someone who likes to switch things up in your recipes? Or maybe you have certain dietary restrictions that require substitutions in your cooking. Whatever your reason, this Cream of Kumara and Celery Soup Recipe offers plenty of opportunities for variation and substitutions.

For those who can’t consume dairy or gluten, the recipe already provides substitutes for these ingredients. However, if you’re looking for a vegan twist, try using coconut cream instead of dairy cream. The addition of za’atar spice can also add an extra punch of flavor to this soup.

If you happen to have other vegetables on hand that are reaching their expiration date, don’t be afraid to toss them into the pot with the kumara and celery. Carrots or leeks would be a welcome addition, adding a pop of color and additional nutrition.

For those wanting a bit more protein in their soup, consider adding diced chicken breast or chickpeas. These additions will make the soup more filling and satisfying.

Wanting a different texture? Try blending half of the soup then mix it back into the remaining recipe – this will give you an alternate texture profile that pairs well with a crusty piece of bread.

Whatever your preference or need may be, remember that this soup is versatile in its recipe ingredients and can be customized to suit your individual taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 The beautiful colours of this soup will make your heart happy.
The beautiful colours of this soup will make your heart happy.

Now that you have prepared this delicious soup, it’s time to enjoy it to the fullest! This soup offers a creamy and velvety texture, so I suggest serving it in small portions as an appetizer or a side dish.

To make it more exciting, you can try adding some toppings such as toasted nuts or seeds, crispy croutons, or a drizzle of olive oil. These additions will not only add crunch and flavor but also make it look more visually appealing.

For pairing options, you can choose to enjoy this soup on its own as a light meal or pair it with a side salad or some crusty bread. If you’re feeling fancy, pair this gluten-free sweet potato and celery soup with a fruity white wine like Riesling or Gewürztraminer. The sweetness of the kumara will match perfectly with the wine’s acidity making your taste buds dance with joy.

With these serving and pairing options in mind, this soup is perfect for any occasion; from cozy family dinners to intimate gatherings with friends. The best part about this soup is how versatile it is when it comes to pairing options, so let your creativity take charge!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A simple, homemade dish that hits all the right spots.
A simple, homemade dish that hits all the right spots.

One of the biggest benefits of this Gluten Free Cream of Kumara & Celery Soup Recipe is that it’s perfect for making ahead of time and storing in your fridge or freezer. This means you can have a warm and comforting bowl of soup on hand whenever you need something soothing for your soul.

To make ahead, simply follow the recipe as usual and prepare the soup until step 4. Instead of serving immediately, let the soup cool down to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days or store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.

When ready to reheat, you have a few options. If reheating from frozen, let the soup defrost completely in the fridge overnight. Then heat in a pot over medium-low heat with a splash of vegetable stock until warmed through. If reheating from the fridge, simply pour into a pot and reheat over medium-low heat until steaming hot.

One important thing to note is that this creamy vegan soup will thicken as it cools, so feel free to add extra vegetable stock or water when reheating if necessary to achieve your desired consistency.

Whether you’re meal prepping for the week or freezing leftovers for later, this gluten-free and dairy-free soup offers easy make-ahead options that will help simplify your busy life without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. So go ahead and enjoy this delicious soup anytime you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

 So creamy, you won't even believe it's gluten-free.
So creamy, you won’t even believe it’s gluten-free.

Let me share some tips to make sure you get the perfect results with this gluten-free cream of kumara and celery soup recipe. These are the same tips that I use in my own kitchen, so I know they work.

First and foremost, to get that creamy texture without the addition of dairy, make sure to puree the soup well with an immersion blender or in a blender until completely smooth. This will break down any tough fibers and create a silky smooth consistency that will impress even those who turn up their nose at vegetable soups.

In order to achieve optimal flavor, let the soup simmer for at least 30 minutes- the longer it simmers, the more flavorful it becomes. Don’t be afraid to let it cook on low heat for up to an hour so that all of the flavors can fully meld together.

Another important note is to not skip the garnish! The subtle earthy flavors provided from finely chopped celery leaves or za’atar (a middle eastern spice blend) compliment this soup perfectly. They give an extra layer of complexity to each sip.

It’s also important to taste test throughout the cooking process and adjust accordingly. Use more salt if needed or add some freshly cracked pepper to brighten it up. Additionally, adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice helps bring out all the flavors nicely.

Finally, while this gluten-free cream of kumara and celery soup recipe is perfect as is, you can always switch things up! Add in some carrots or leeks for a bit of sweetness, experiment with other root vegetables like sweet potatoes or apples for added depth, or even swap out the vegetable stock for coconut milk for an entirely different flavor profile. The possibilities are endless!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Gluten-Free Cream of Kumara & Celery Soup recipe offers creamy texture and delicious flavor that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. It’s the perfect soup to keep you warm and nourished during the colder months, and it’s packed with health benefits as well. By using gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, you can indulge in this delicious soup without any dietary restrictions. You can also substitute any ingredients to make it work for you, such as adding some za’atar seasoning or coconut milk for a twist on the traditional recipe. This recipe is an easy make and can be stored for later consumption or reheated for leftovers so that you can always have a nutritious meal ready at a moment’s notice. So go ahead and give this cream of kumara & celery soup recipe a try today! You won’t regret it!

Gluten Free Cream of Kumara & Celery Soup

Gluten Free Cream of Kumara & Celery Soup Recipe

This is an adaptation of Jan Biltons recipe. I have made slight changes to make it gluten and dairy free. A tasty soup, that while it could look more attractive, certainly makes for its humble presentation with great flavour. If the spinach was omitted I think the colour would be more appealing and the taste not likely to be compromised.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Starter/Soup
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 4 serves
Calories 154.2 kcal


  • 450 g celery, diced
  • 4 spinach leaves, chopped
  • 250 g kumara, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 25 g margarine, dairy free
  • 1 onion, medium diced
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour
  • 2 cups rice milk
  • salt and pepper


  • Combine the celery, spinach, kumara and stock in a saucepan and simmer the vegetables until soft.
  • Puree until smooth. I put the misture through a sieve to remove the celery strings.
  • Melt the margarine in a large saucepan.
  • Saute the onion, until tender. Stir in the flour. Gradually stir in the rice milk, cooking on low heat until thick.
  • Slowly stir the puree into the white sauce.
  • Season. Heat through without boiling then serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 208gCalories: 154.2kcalCarbohydrates: 24.3gProtein: 2.7gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 1.1gSodium: 178.1mgFiber: 4.3gSugar: 5.6g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Free Of..., Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetable
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