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Beet Soup Recipe

Beet Soup. Here's a great way to introduce your family to beets!

….and free my soul, I want to get lost in your rock and roll, and drift away.  Love that song.

Have you used beets in anything before? It was our first time, which explains the resistance of my two younger children to try it.  TJ said it was too “bloody” for him to eat.  But as far as vegetable soups go, this was tasty.  This dish (a Russian soup) is traditionally made with beets, tomatoes, and other veggies of your choice.

Beets are a great source of Folate… Perfect for you expecting mothers!

I used

Beet Soup. Here's a great way to introduce your family to beets!
  • 4 potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 head of cabbage  (shredded)
  • 3 carrots (chopped)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • olive oil
Beet Soup. Here's a great way to introduce your family to beets!

I put the potatoes, cabbage, onion, and carrots in a pot with some olive oil, and sautéed until the cabbage got soft.  Then I added:

  • 3 beets  (peeled and chopped)
  • 6 cups broth
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes (with the juices)
  • 1 TBL lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.

An optional step, is I took several cups of soup, and blended it in a blender, and returned it to the soup. I didn’t do it for all the soup, I wanted some of the vegetables to remain chunky, but I did blend up maybe 4 or 5 cups of the soup.  I think it makes vegetable soup creamier and yummier.

Beet Soup. Here's a great way to introduce your family to beets!

When served, add a touch of sour cream. It turns the soup Pink.. perfect for Valentines day!

Natalie Monson

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Give me the beet boys… I love it! We grew beets once and I had no idea what to do with them. Now I know! And I’ll be singing the whole time I chop and peel…

I love to cut them up drizzle a little EVOO and roast them in the oven with parsnips, butternut squash, onions and whateverelse I can find. YUM!

I’m a horrible recipe writer.. thanks for asking. It seems I cook this soup for at least 30 minutes! I just usually check to see if all the vegetables are soft and tender.

I love beets! One of my favorite salads is cooked beets, thinkly sliced red onions, crumbled feta or goat cheese, mint, and olive oil and white balsamic vinegar.