Saturday, 9 February 2013

Recipe: Beetroot soup

This has been a weird winter so far... Lots of snow, then a week of rain, some days of sunshine and now again a phase of snow... Topped with a flu epidemic around the world, what can I do to keep healthy?  This is my go-to boost recipe for such weather:  Beetroot soup.  I know, beetroot is an acquired taste, but people - it's one of nature's best produce!!! I also happen to like its taste, so for me there is no question: eat it in as many variations as possible - on to the soup recipe:




(no, I don't play around with yogurt every time I eat...)
Beetroot soup

 5 beetroots, cooked
1 large handful spinach
1 small onion, chopped
1 large potato, in cubes
1 large carrot, shredded
1lt vegetable stock
salt/pepper


Over medium heat, lightly brown the onion/potato and carrot mixture in about 1 tbsp of olive oil.  Cut up the beetroots, and add together with the spinach.  Add the stock and let it simmer for about half an hour.  Season as wished and then blitz everything.  Great taste and perfect as is to consume - still, if you wish you can always add a dollop of yogurt just to mellow down the beetroot's taste!





This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads.

16 comments:

  1. Interesting colour on that soup. Have a good week.

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  2. Pretty! We keep trying to like beets. And once in awhile find something we like.

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    1. Aw, but they're gorgeous red little things...

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  3. YUM I love beets!!!

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  4. I adore beets! In soup, roasted, with meats .. you name it.

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  5. I'm not a huge fan of beets, but I LOVE your blog! Classic books, Frenchie goodness, food posts? We may be soul sisters. lol. Anyway, I love this blog and I subscribed!

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    1. many thanks Heather!

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  6. I can't say I've ever had beetroot soup, but I love the taste of roasted golden beets, so I'm sure I'd adjust to having it in soup! Thanks for sharing your recipe, and stay healthy!

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    1. aw, thanks so much Cecelia - well, the soup is roasted beets being blitzed with 3 more ingredients...

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  7. Wonder if I could fool my family into thinking it was something else. Looks nutritious, delicious.

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    1. (I'll let you on a little secret - I do it all the time!) One of the easiest things is to blitz vegetables into almost anything. Perfect for (small and big) children!

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  8. We eat beetroot soup - barszcz - in Poland but I've yet to try and make it myself. Our version is clear and the recipe I have has apples too. It's one of our traditional Christmas dishes, but of course there is no reason not to eat it at other times of the year!

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    1. You have a family recipe and not tried it yet? You must - and tell me about it...

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