Vegetable Soup | Turkish Eats

This is a classic soup which blends the flavors of celery root, potatoes, carrots and parsley. It takes a little time to chop all the vegetables but it is definitely worth your time. It is also a fairly simple recipe.


  • 1 celery root
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Peel the dark skin of the celery root and cut it into approximately 1/2 inch cubes as shown below. 
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into approximately 1/2 inch cubes, set aside.
  3. Cut the carrots into approximately 3/8 inch cubes.
  4. Chop the parsley and set aside.
  5. Pour the chicken broth and the water into a soup pan, add the salt, olive oil and butter.
  6. Bring the broth to a boil at high heat.
  7. Add the rice, celery root and carrot cubes, cook at medium heat for 10 minutes.
  8. Add the potatoes, bring the soup to a boil, cook at medium heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Reduce the heat and let the soup simmer at low heat for 30 minutes.
  10. Add fresh, chopped parsley for garnish.

© Mehmet Ozturk 2017