Creamless Cream of Celery Soup

"Tofu, voila! Just a little (huge!) batch soup I put together when I was in excess of celery. An addition of potato might make this even smoother. Hold the parmesan for vegetarian."
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  • Treat a large non-stick stockpot with cooking spray. Heat the garlic and onions over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until onions begin to soften.
  • Add celery, broth (reserving 1/4 cup), and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, puree the tofu in a food processor along with reserved broth. Ensure that the tofu is totally smooth!
  • Once the celery is softened, remove the bay leaves from the soup, and use an immersion blender (or perform batches to the food processor) to puree the celery and onions.
  • With the soup on the stovetop over medium low heat, add the smooth tofu, white pepper, hot sauce, and lemon juice. Heat gently before serving.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and additional hot sauce as you like!

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  1. Really good, especially considering how inexpensive and healthy it is. I didn't use quite as much garlic because I was almost out. I also had to sub red wine vinegar for the lemon juice. I didn't puree the tofu seperately, just added it to the soup and used my immersion blender. Makes a great lunch with a piece of good quality toasted bread. Thanks for posting.
  2. Fantastic and so easy! I think I found something that even my boyfriend wants to make (and he hates the kitchen). Thank you so much!
  3. Hey I am so going to try this recipe but I was wanting to thank you for the review and pic you left on my dorritos casserole recipe after looking at your profile and seen you love health food I thought you wouldn't have liked it lol...I was wondering what you had served on the side?...It looked so pretty and colorful....If you want my e-mail is thanks agian....ohh and I made the tuna melt you suggested and it was so so so good!!! thanks again! leigh


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