Whenever someone asks me which of the Star Wars movies is my favorite, I have difficulty answering. I like lots of them for lots of different reasons. But, I think if I really had to choose just one to be my favorite, it would be the original. After all, where would we be without A New Hope? All that is awesome about Star Wars stems from that movie in some way.
While Star Wars has got a lot going for it, there isn’t much in the way of food scenes, which is why I chose to be a little creative for this post. In Star Wars Episode IV, there’s a scene early on where Beru is making some kind of steamed vegetable concoction. She’s just dropping random veggies into a device with steam coming out of it.
In doing some research online, I found that a lot of people believe that the vegetable Beru uses in this scene is fennel. I disregarded that because I don’t like fennel. Instead, I used celery to make a yummy celery soup.
Celery is green, sturdy, and kinda leafy just like the veggie in the picture above, and it offers great flavor to this soup. Add potatoes to bulk it up, plus a few other flavors and there you have it: a yummy soup straight outta the Star Wars Universe!
Aunt Beru's Celery Soup - A Star Wars Recipe
- 3 stalks celery diced
- 2 large potatoes peeled and diced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. onion powder
Combine all the ingredients into a pot on the stove.
Heat the soup for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are really soft.
Blend the soup until smooth. You can use a traditional blender, an immersion blender, or a food processor. Whatever works for you! If the soup gets too dry, you can add a bit more broth or water until it reaches the desired consistency.
Different veggie broths will give different tastes and colors to the soup. Mine turned out really orange because the broth I used had a lot of carrot in it. It was yummy!