Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe

Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe

This golden potato and celery soup is vibrant, silky, and made with everyday ingredients: potato, celery, onions and garlic. Aromatic turmeric adds a bitter, orangey-ginger flavor and gives the dish its golden color. 

This recipe is plant-based, oil-free and kosher pareve.

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This Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe is from the  “Beyond Chopped Liver” cookbook by Jewish Food Hero. 

Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe

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With recipes inspired by the customs of the diaspora communities worldwide as well as from modern Israeli food culture, this collection speaks to the Jewish community today as we seek to honor inherited Jewish food traditions, while living in ways that are healthier for our bodies and our planet.

Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe

Simple techniques to enliven blended soup

This Sephardi Golden Potato and Celery Soup recipe omits oil, and adds some additional flavor elements to enliven the taste. One teaspoon of chili powder is added to complement the tumeric, celery brings a natural salty crunch, and diced apple adds a hint of sweetness. Finally, coconut milk boosts the silky texture and creamy taste. 

Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe

Golden Potato and Celery Soup

Variations for making this Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe 

  • Color: add 1 chopped carrot to bring more color.
  • Crunch: garnish the soup with ½ cup coarsely chopped and toasted walnuts.
  • Warmth: add ½ teaspoon of nutmeg to bring a warm spice. 
  • Texture: this soup can be served as is or pureed smooth.
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Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe

Golden Potato and Celery Soup Recipe

  • Author: Jewish Food Hero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8



Cutting board

Large soup pot

Measuring cups and spoons 

Potato masher 

Sharp knife 

Spatula / wooden spoon

Stick blender 

Teaspoons and tablespoons



1 medium yellow onion, chopped

4 shallots, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

8 cups (1,920 ml) low sodium vegetable broth

5 medium to large Yukon Gold or red skinned potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1” pieces

½ apple, diced

4 celery stalks with leaves, sliced small

⅓ cup (80 ml) coconut milk

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon chili powder 

½ teaspoon salt

2 lemons, cut into wedges

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large soup pot, gently saute the onion, shallot and garlic in a little water until translucent, approximately 3-5 minutes.

  2. Add vegetable broth, potatoes, diced apple, diced celery, coconut milk, turmeric, chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are fully cooked.

  3. Either keep as is, or mash or blend depending on desired consistency. 

  4. Season to taste and serve with freshly cut lemon wedges.

Keywords: soup, turmeric, kosher, vegan, plant-based

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