Beet Soup

Yep, you read that right beet soup. Doesn’t it sound delicious?

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Don’t knock it until you try it!  This was actually a test recipe.  As you know I love to cook meatless meals and of course I wanted to try something meatless and healthy.  Since Fall season is approaching I decided to go the soup route.  I knew I wanted to work with beets because they are highly nutritious as well as produce a beautiful color when cooking with them.

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Beets ( I cooked with 2 large beets)
  • cooking oil (for vegan use coconut oil)
  • *optional: one can of evaporated milk or one cup heavy cream (for vegan version use coconut milk)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (for vegan use vegetable broth)
  • one small onion
  • one celery stalk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of all spice
  • salt & pepper

First I steamed my beets in a pot of boiling water until tender where I could stick a fork in them. About 20-25 minutes.

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While I steamed my beets I decided to start cooking my vegetables.  In a saucepan on medium heat I took about a tablespoon of cooking oil and took my minced garlic and grated ginger and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Then I added my onion and celery and let cook.  I let my onions caramelize.  Then I add my broth along with the all spice and bring heat to almost a boil (if you have any herbs such a thyme sprigs feel free to add). Remove from heat and add to your food processor or blender.

When my beets were done I removed them from the pot and began to remove the skin.  I then chopped them into pieces and added them to my blender.

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Blend all ingredients together and add back to the pot.  You can then add the evaporated milk/coconut milk or heavy cream (optional) to add a bit of richness & cream to your soup.  I used a whole can of coconut milk because I cooked with 2 large beets but add as much as you need.  I then added salt & pepper.

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Some people eat it warm and some prefer to eat it chilled.  Either way it’s a healthy delicious meal.  I wanted to add a kick so I decided to make a herbed puff pastry bowls to eat my soup out of.

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A great meal for all my vegan and vegetarian readers and also for people looking for a clean eats recipe. Enjoy!

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