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Beet Soup

Posted by on March 7, 2012

Last year we tried Urban Organics, who brought us a box of produce every week. I had no idea how many beets we would end up getting, and I kept trying to come up with new things to do with them (and the beet greens). It seemed there’s a dearth of good vegetables in winter, so it’s a good thing I’ve learned to like beets. This year, I found a beet soup on the Bon Appetit Cleanse and I had to try it. I have to admit, the original recipe tasted…well…healthy. So I’ve doctored it up a bit and I think this might be the still healthy but tasty version.

Beet Soup with Caramelized Onions

6-8 beets roasted in foil for an hour at 375 degrees and skinned, or pre-cooked

1 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped thyme

1 cup red wine

2 cups vegetable stock

2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder

1/4 cup plain yogurt

Saute the onion in the butter and olive oil until it softens. Add the thyme and continue to cook until they start to caramelize and brown. Deglaze the pan with the wine and add the beets. Cook for a few minutes. Add the stock, ginger, and five-spice powder. Cook for another 10 minutes and then let cool a little. Blend with an immersion blender or in a regular blender (carefully). Add the yogurt and stir through. Reheat if necessary. Garnish with some extra yogurt and scallion slices.

6 Responses to Beet Soup

  1. Antonia

    One should wear black while making this! It looks really beautiful!

  2. Karen

    An absolutely beautiful soup and it sounds delicious. It will certainly brighten brighten a gray winters day.

  3. alisonamazed

    The red wine is a good addition. Not sure about the 5 spice powder….I kinda like beets :)

  4. Sophie33

    Your beet soup looks utterly delicious! :)

  5. Shannon

    So few people are fellow beet soup lovers, it is great to see this post! I’ve ordered borscht at The Daily Grill during lunch and been openly scorned by one of my friends. I don’t care though, I love it!

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