Golden Beet Soup

  • Created By
    Ken Alger
  • Shared On
    4/26/15
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Rating:
Servings:
4
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
60 minutes
Total Time:
80 minutes
A word from the cook
An impressive looking and tasting start to a meal.
Ingredients

3 tbsp Butter
4 cups Golden Beats (peeled & diced) (reserve the green beet tops)
2 cups Onions (chopped)
1 Leek (chopped - white and light green parts)
1 tbsp Fresh Ginger (minced)
1 Zest from 1 lemon
6 cups Low Sodium Chicken broth
3 tbsp Lemon Juice (juice from 1 lemon)

Instructions

Soup:

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium / low heat.
  2. Add the Leeks, Onions, Beets, Ginger and Lemon Peel
  3. Cook for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes (beets need to be tender)
  5. Puree soup using stick or blender until smooth and creamy.

Green Tops Accent:

  1. Slice enough green beet tops to make 1 cup.
  2. Wilt the greens in the microwave for 1 minute
  3. Add the beet tops to a blender and add 1/2 cup of the soup.
  4. Puree until smooth.

Presentation:

  1. Put about 1 cup of soup in each bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of the green beet tops to the centre of each bowl
  3. Swirl to ‘decorate’ the top of the soup.

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