Creamy Vegan Celery Soup Recipe for You

Welcome to my vegan cream of celery soup recipe! If you’re a fan of creamy soups, you’re in for a real treat. This soup is healthy, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

As a vegan chef, I love creating recipes that are naturally vegan without sacrificing taste or texture. In this recipe, we substitute traditional cream with a combination of soymilk and flour to achieve the same silky texture without any dairy. It’s also gluten-free, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions or preferences.

But don’t let the healthy ingredients fool you – this soup tastes incredible. The combination of celery, leek, garlic, and Greek oregano creates a savory and aromatic base that will have your taste buds dancing. And the fresh dill adds a subtle freshness that really takes this dish to the next level.

Whether you’re looking for a comforting dinner on a chilly night or a light lunch option, this vegan cream of celery soup is definitely worth adding to your recipe collection. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Cream of Celery Soup
Vegan Cream of Celery Soup

If you’re looking for a delicious, satisfying soup that’s both naturally vegan and gluten-free, this Vegan Cream of Celery Soup Recipe is perfect for you. Not only does it taste fantastic, but it’s also healthy and easy to make.

One of the best things about this soup is how creamy it is, despite being dairy-free. Soymilk and vegan butter create a velvety texture that will comfort and satisfy you on a cold day. The addition of chopped mushrooms gives the soup a subtle, earthy flavor.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it uses common ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. A head of celery, yellow onion, garlic, vegetable broth and flour are all you need to get started. You don’t need any obscure spices or ingredients that you can only find at specialty stores.

This recipe is also incredibly versatile. If you don’t have celery root or leeks on hand, you can easily substitute them with more celery and onion. Alternatively, if you want to mix things up, try adding some broccoli or potatoes for a different variation of cream soup.

In summary, this Vegan Cream of Celery Soup Recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a healthy, easy and delicious meal. It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free, uses common ingredients and can be easily adjusted to suit your personal taste preferences. Give it a try and discover just how tasty plant-based eating can be!

Ingredient List

 Creamy and comforting, this vegan cream of celery soup is perfect for chilly days
Creamy and comforting, this vegan cream of celery soup is perfect for chilly days

Get your ingredients ready, it’s time to make some delicious vegan cream of celery soup! This recipe requires a few fresh ingredients and pantry staples that you may already have at home. Keep in mind that you can always substitute ingredients based on your personal taste or dietary needs.

  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. soy margarine
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head of celery, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery root
  • 1 small leek, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour (use gluten-free flour if needed)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (use gluten-free broth if needed)
  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste


  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped Greek oregano
  • Substitute soy milk with canned coconut milk for an extra creamy texture

Make sure your produce is fresh and washed before starting the recipe. You can also adjust the amount of salt and white pepper to fit your taste preference.

The Recipe How-To

 This soup is packed with flavor and nutrients, making it a delicious and healthy option
This soup is packed with flavor and nutrients, making it a delicious and healthy option

Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables

  • Begin by washing and chopping 1 head of celery into small pieces, discarding any leaves or tough outer stalks, and set it aside.
  • Peel and chop 1 celery root into small cubes.
  • Finely chop 1 large white onion.
  • Cut off the roots of 1 leek, slice lengthwise, rinse well under running water, then thinly slice them.

Step 2: Sautee the Vegetables

  • In a large pot, heat 2 tbsp of canola oil over medium heat. Once hot, add chopped onion and leek to the pot.
  • Cook onion and leek until they’re soft and translucent.
  • Add garlic (3 cloves finely chopped) and sauté for another minute.
  • Next, add chopped celery root and chopped celery stalks to the pot. Also add the sliced mushroom (1 cup chopped) and cook for about 10 minutes until everything is tender.

Step 3: Prepare the Soup

  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour over cooked vegetables in the pot. Mix well to combine evenly.
  • Add 4 cups of vegetable broth, ¼ cup of Greek oregano, ½ teaspoon of white pepper, and small stems from a bunch of fresh dill (optional).
  • Increase the heat to high until the soup comes to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low to keep it at a simmer for around 15 minutes, or until everything is tender.

Step 4: Blend with Soymilk

  • Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender or transfer small batches of soup at a time in a stand blender, blend until smooth.
  • Transfer blended soup back to the pot, stir in 2 cups of soymilk, stir well.

Step 5: Add Vegan Butter (Optional)

  • If you prefer creamier texture and richer flavor, add 2 tablespoons vegan butter or margarine in hot soup slowly while stirring constantly.
  • Once incorporated well let it cook on low flame for about another 5 minutes stirring regularly.

Serve warm with crusty bread or croutons on top. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 If you're looking for a comforting and nutritious meal, this soup is a great choice
If you’re looking for a comforting and nutritious meal, this soup is a great choice

Are you looking to mix things up in your vegan cream of celery soup recipe? Here are a few variations and substitutions that will add new flavors and textures to this classic dish:

– Vegetable broth: Swap out the water for vegetable broth to add an extra depth of flavor.

– Coconut milk: Instead of using soymilk, try using canned coconut milk for a creamy, tropical twist.

– Potato soup: Add one peeled and chopped potato to the mix for a heartier soup that’s perfect for colder days.

– Leek soup: Replace 2 of the celery stalks with a chopped leek for a subtle onion flavor and a touch of green color.

– Cream mushroom: For a richer and earthier soup, switch out the celery for sliced white mushrooms, and eliminate the dill.

– Broccoli cheese soup: Use this recipe as a base and replace the celery with steamed broccoli florets. Stir in some vegan shredded cheddar cheese at the end for that cheesy, savory flavor.

– Condensed cream of celery soup substitute: When you need condensed cream of celery soup for other recipes, use this vegan recipe as a substitute. Simply omit the fresh herbs, don’t add water, but do add two tablespoons flour to thicken the mixture.

Whether you’re looking for something hearty or light, sweet or savory, these alternative ideas will give your cream celery soup recipe some extra personality.

Serving and Pairing

 With its warm and cozy flavor, this vegan cream of celery soup is perfect for cozy nights in
With its warm and cozy flavor, this vegan cream of celery soup is perfect for cozy nights in

Now that you have your creamy celery soup in front of you, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it. This vegan cream of celery soup is delicious on its own, but it also goes well with many different dishes.

To start, consider topping your soup with some freshly chopped dill or a sprinkle of Greek oregano. These herbs will add a lovely touch of freshness to the creamy soup. If you want to make the soup even more indulgent, try drizzling a little bit of olive oil or some soy margarine on top.

As for pairings, this vegan cream of celery soup goes well with a variety of options. If you’re looking for something light and fresh, try serving the soup alongside a side salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. For something heartier, consider pairing it with some crusty bread or homemade croutons.

If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly main dish to serve alongside the soup, there are plenty of options. Here are three ideas to get you started:

1. Broccoli Cheese Soup: A vegan version of the classic Campbell’s cream of broccoli cheese soup will be perfect and satisfying.

2. Leek Soup: Another delicious vegan soup option is to pair this celery soup with leek soup.

3. Potato Soup: A hearty and filling option is to serve the celery soup alongside a vegan potato soup for double comfort.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your pairings–this creamy celery soup also pairs well with vegetable-based dishes like roasted Brussels sprouts or sauteed mushrooms.

Overall, this vegan cream of celery soup is incredibly versatile and easy to pair with various dishes. Experiment with different toppings and pairings until you find your favorite combination!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfectly creamy and silky, this soup is a must-try for soup lovers
Perfectly creamy and silky, this soup is a must-try for soup lovers

When it comes to meal prep, this Vegan Cream of Celery Soup recipe is a life-saver! It’s the perfect make-ahead option that can easily be reheated for a quick and satisfying meal.

To make-ahead, simply prepare the soup according to the recipe instructions and allow it to cool completely. Transfer the soup into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat it in a pot over medium heat until it’s warmed through.

If you want to store the soup for longer, you have two options: freeze or can. For freezing, let the soup cool completely before ladling it into freezer-safe containers, leaving about an inch of space at the top for expansion. Freeze for up to 3 months.

For canning, use a pressure canner following the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure safe preservation. This is especially great if you have an abundance of celery and want to enjoy this delicious soup all year long.

When reheating leftover soup, keep in mind that its consistency may be thicker than when first served due to the innate nature of creamy soups. It may need additional water or vegetable broth when heating up. You can also add additional seasonings if desired.

So now you have no excuse not to enjoy this creamy, healthy and easy-to-make vegan celery soup any time of the week – from batch cooking on Sunday night to enjoying leftovers on Friday afternoon!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Creamy and delicious, this vegan soup is a great way to warm up on a cool day
Creamy and delicious, this vegan soup is a great way to warm up on a cool day

To ensure a perfect vegan cream of celery soup, there are some tips that you should keep in mind. These tips can help you elevate your soup game and make sure that every spoonful is remarkable.

Firstly, I recommend using fresh herbs whenever possible. Fresh dill, for instance, will add an incredible flavor to your soup while also helping to brighten it up. However, if you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, dried herbs like Greek oregano can do the job just fine.

Another tip is to pay special attention to the roux. It’s important to cook the flour in the fat until it’s golden brown before adding the soymilk or vegetable broth. This helps to thicken the soup while also enhancing its flavor.

Moreover, I advise sauteing vegetables like garlic, onion, mushroom and celery stalks slowly over medium heat before adding the liquid. This step will help develop a rich depth of flavor in your soup that cannot be accomplished with a quick blanching or boiling process.

Lastly, I recommend seasoning this soup gradually and carefully. Adding too much salt or white pepper at once can overpower the delicate flavors of the celery and other veggies. Instead, add a little at a time and taste frequently until you reach your desired level of seasoning.

By following these tips, you’ll ensure that you make a vegan cream of celery soup that is healthy, easy yet delicious – light yet comforting!


As with any recipe, you may have a few questions about the vegan Cream of Celery Soup. That’s why we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions and concerns to help guide you through any areas that may be unclear in the recipe. Take some time to read through these FAQs to get even more confident in your vegan cooking skills.

Is Campbell’s cream of celery soup vegan?

In my early years, I loved indulging in a bowl of Campbell’s cream of celery soup during the winter months. However, the canned version of this soup not only fails to meet vegan standards, but its unsettlingly wobbly texture also does not make the cut for a delectable soup experience.

Is there a substitute for cream of celery soup?

If you’re looking for a new soup recipe or a substitute for cream of celery soup, broccoli cheese soup might be perfect! Making it is a breeze – first, sauté some chopped broccoli in butter or olive oil. Then, use milk, chicken broth, and shredded cheese to create a creamy and delicious soup.

Does cream of celery soup contain dairy?

In this recipe, I will guide you in making a delectable and light celery soup that is both healthy and easy to prepare. This soup is 100% vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, as it only uses coconut milk instead of dairy products.

Can you substitute cream of mushroom for cream of celery?

When you’re looking for a cream-based alternative to mushroom soup, cream of celery offers a more refreshing and less earthy flavor. It’s perfect for recipes where you’d prefer a lighter taste, and it can be used as a one-to-one substitute for cream of mushroom soup.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegan cream of celery soup recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a comforting and delicious bowl of soup that is healthy and easy to make. With its naturally vegan and gluten-free ingredients, it’s a great option for those with dietary restrictions or looking to adopt a plant-based lifestyle.

By using ingredients like celery root, leek, and soymilk, this soup has a unique flavor and texture that will have everyone asking for seconds. Plus, with the suggested substitutions and variations, you can easily adapt this recipe to suit your personal preferences.

And not only is this soup delicious, but it is also good for you – packed with vitamins and minerals from the fresh vegetables. By making your own soup at home, you can avoid the added preservatives and chemicals found in store-bought soups.

So why not give this vegan cream of celery soup recipe a try? Whether you’re looking for a cozy night in or a warm lunch at work, this recipe is sure to satisfy. Don’t forget to share with your friends and family, as they’ll love this creamy and flavorful dish too!

Vegan Cream of Celery Soup

Vegan Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

During winter I often think wistfully of cream soups and the days before I gave up dairy. I adjusted my old recipe to try and recreate the flavor without the milk products. It's easy to adjust, so play with it and tell me what you think.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Starter
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 big pot of soup
Calories 426.4 kcal


  • 3 cups celery, chopped small
  • 1 celery root, peeled and chopped (optional, but recommended)
  • 3 -4 red potatoes, chopped small
  • 1 leek, chopped small (optional)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 -2 cup mushroom, diced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons soy margarine
  • 2 -3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 -3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 bunch fresh dill (or other complimentary herb of your liking)
  • 5 cups soymilk (approximately)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can vegetable stock (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Greek oregano
  • salt and black pepper


  • In a small soup pot, put the water on to boil (just enough to hold your veggies). As soon as your water begins to boil, add the celery and other vegetables. Return to a boil and then lower the heat to a medium simmer until the veggies are cooked soft. Then drain, but keep the water. Give the drained veggies a few good mashes to help thicken the soup.
  • While the vegetables are boiling, melt the margarine in a large soup pot. Saute the onions on med-high heat. Once they are soft, add the mushrooms and the garlic. Saute until the mushrooms release their liquid.
  • Add the oil to your onion-mushroom mixture (as needed). Slowly build a rue around the onion-mushroom mixture by adding sifted flour slowly. As it thickens, add the water from the boiled celery mixture a ladle at a time, and then thicken some more. Continue until you have a thick enough rue for your liking and you are ready to add the soy milk.
  • Add in about half of the soymilk, whisking to distribute the thick saute mixture. When you have enough liquid, add the cooked celery and potatoes. Continue adding celery water and then milk, balancing it out to your tastes.
  • Once you have the thickness and amount of soup you want, season your soup. I added garlic salt, white pepper, salt, black pepper and a small bit of Greek oregano. Add the spices slowly, mixing and tasting until the soup is balanced well.
  • Let the soup sit at a small simmer for about 15 minutes to combine. Serve with rustic bread.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 620gCalories: 426.4kcalCarbohydrates: 49.3gProtein: 18.1gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2.3gSodium: 321.6mgFiber: 8.7gSugar: 5.7g
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