Dishing Up the Dirt

Simple Beet Soup

It’s that time of the year when we’re craving spring but the 2 feet of snow that’s still on the ground is proof that winter is sticking around for a bit longer. Luckily we’ve still got beets in storage from the fall and this simple soup was a crowd pleaser at the farm last weekend when we had our neighbors over for dinner. This recipe is really basic but the flavors are so lovely that it really doesn’t need anything else. Pair with some sourdough bread for dunking and a green salad and you’ve got yourself a wonderful meal. I hope you all enjoy this savory beet soup as much as we all did. Grab a spoon, pour a glass of wine and dig in!

 

 

Simple Beet Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 30 minutes    Serves: 6

  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 yellow or red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth + additional to thin if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 medium beets, peeled and halved
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and halved crosswise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • full fat plain yogurt or sour cream for serving

Preparation

 
  • Heat the butter or oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth and next 6 ingredients (through thyme sprigs). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until beets and potato are tender. Discard bay leaf and the thyme.
  • Puree the soup in a high speed blender (you may have to do this in batches) until smooth and creamy. Return the soup to the pot and stir in about 1/4 cup of yogurt our sour cream.
  • Divide the soup between bowls and drizzle with addition yogurt or cream
 

Notes

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light Magazine


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One thought on “Simple Beet Soup

  1. candy blash says:

    haven’t made it yet, but looks and sounds divine! much less tedious than borscht

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