Chilled Beet, Lemon & Yogurt Soup
In the spirit of trying to keep cool in the evenings around the farm we are now turning to chilled soups! I’m a huge fan of gazpacho but our tomatoes are just now coming on so I’m going to hold off for a week or two before whipping up a batch. So in the meantime, I’ll happily be dishing up this simple soup for me and Taylor as we battle this seemingly never ending heatwave. This soup is light, flavorful and so damn refreshing! I love how the sweet and earthy beets pair with the tangy yogurt and lemon. The addition of fresh dill takes this over the top. This is a simple meal to prepare and as long as you cook your beets and onion in advance this can be on the table in minutes. And while this soup is intended to eat chilled, it can be served at room temperature or even slightly warm.
Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm
Chilled Beet Lemon & Yogurt Soup
Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4
- olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 pound beets, cut into 1/2 inch chunks, greens removed and saved for another use
- 2 1/2 cups water + additional to thin if needed
- 1/4 cup fresh dill
- 1 cup plain full fat yogurt
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice + more to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and beets and cook, stirring occasionally until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the beets are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes.
- Add the beet/onion mixture to a high speed blender along with the dill, yogurt, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Blend on the highest setting until completely smooth and creamy. Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed. If the soup is too thick add a touch more water.
- Place the soup in the fridge to chill for 1 hour before serving.
- Serve with a dollop of yogurt and minced dill for garnish.
Notes*Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary