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Prebiotic Winter Soup

What do Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, onions and leeks all have in common? They’re all prebiotics, which means they help feed the good bacteria in your gut.

If you’re not used to eating lots of prebiotics in your diet, you may well feel a little gassy after, but that’s your gut microbiota enjoying these special fibres. When they enjoy them, they ferment them, producing extra gas which you may notice either as bloating or flatulence. All good things, but always good to know in advance of this happening.

Serves 10


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 4 sticks of celery, sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 400g celeriac, roughly chopped
  • 800g Jerusalem artichokes, roughly chopped
  • 250ml white wine
  • 1 stock cube dissolved in 1.2l hot water
  • 1 bunch of thyme
  • 150ml double cream

To serve

  • Extra chopped herbs e.g. thyme leaves, chives, flat leaf parsley
  • Sourdough bread


  • In a large pan, add the oil, onion, leeks and celery and cook for 5 mintues till soft.
  • Add the garlic, celeriac and Jerusalem artichokes followed by the wine, stock and thyme. Cook till the vegetables are soft.
  • Remove the woody herb stems before blending with the double cream. Season to taste with pepper.
  • Serve sprinkled with extra herbs and pepper and a slice of sourdough bread
Prebiotic Winter Soup

Per serving of soup: 204kcal/ 11g fat/ 5.6g saturated fat/ 15g carbohydrates/ 5.1g fibre/ 3.4g protein

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