Recipe: Beet Soup

Lauren Carrane February 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm
beet soup

This recipe for beet soup looks sophisticated, but it’s actually easy to make. It’s perfect for warming you up on a cold day and it’s full of nutrients that are good for your gut. (Plus it’s vegan and gluten-free, too!)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 large beets, peeled and diced (or 4 beets, if smaller)
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and diced (approx 1 cup)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, or more for desired texture

GARNISH

  • Coconut cream or yogurt
  • Parsley
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Cracked black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large stock pot on medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, salt and pepper and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add the diced beets, diced parsnips and vegetable broth. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the beets are fork tender.
  4. Use a ladle to transfer the soup to a high-powered blender. Blend for one minute or until creamy.
  5. To serve, pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with coconut cream or yogurt, parsley, black sesame seeds and cracked black pepper.

From Downshiftology.com