An easy recipe which serves six people, Creamy Beetroot Soup is an excellent choice when entertaining dinner guests. Beetroots are a versatile vegetable that add a vibrant hue and earthy sweetness to any recipe. Beetroots take their bold colour from naturally occurring betalain pigments, which indicate the presence of powerful antioxidants.
Although quick to prepare and cook, the addition of cream lends the soup a smooth and indulgent texture. Lemon adds a refreshing zest to cut through the creaminess of the soup, as well as having antibacterial qualities and immune-boosting Vitamin C content. Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock for a rich vegetarian recipe.
Ensure you’re careful in the kitchen while preparing this one – although natural, that purple pigment will not come out easily!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
|4 raw beetroot, peeled and chopped||1 onion finely chopped|
|4 tomatoes, chopped||3 tbsp fresh cream|
|1.5 l chicken stock||20 g butter|
|½ lemon, juiced|
- In a saucepan, melt the butter, add the onion and sauté for few minutes until soft.
- On medium high heat, add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
- Add the beetroot, tomatoes, salt and pepper, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add cream and lemon juice and stir for 2 minutes.
- Serve warm.