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Truthfully, beets have always scared me a little.
They don’t really look too appetizing straight from the ground all dirty and misshapen. People also have a fondness for pickling them- not a favorite of mine.
Are they really worth dyeing my entire white kitchen red?
I have come to find out that, yes, beets are most certainly worth it.
You can boil them, roast them or even shave them raw onto a salad. My mother-in-law makes an amazing beet salad with goat cheese!
Since Halloween is just days away, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to dye my hands red and make a beautiful, easy beet soup.
If you don’t have a Halloween party to attend, I suggest wearing gloves.
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Easy Beet Soup Recipe
If you are a little weary of beets like I was, this is the perfect beet recipe for you. It is super easy, really tasty and, most importantly, healthy!
W absolutely loved it!
I was a bit nervous to let W try to eat the soup by himself, with a white t-shirt on no less, but I guess that’s what bleach is for!
To make this dish, you simply throw all the ingredients in the dutch oven or pot and blend it up.
If you want to make it really easy, you can get this super handy Cuisinart Blender & Soup Maker. It blends and keeps your soup nice and hot!
I hope you enjoy this Easy Beet Soup Recipe. If you want to make more beet dishes or find out other foods or spices that compliment beets, check out Healthy Beets.
- 6-7 red beets, peeled and cubed
- 1/4 C shallots, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 C low sodium beef broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 tsp fresh tarragon, chopped
- 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp horseradish
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- crumbled goat cheese, for topping
- toasted walnuts, for topping
- Melt butter into a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add shallots and sauté for a few minutes until translucent. Add garlic and sauté another minute more.
- Add beets, salt and pepper, tarragon and worcestershire sauce and sauté them for 1-2 minutes.
- Add beef broth. Bring it up to a boil then turn the temperature down and let the beets simmer for 30-40 minutes depending on the size of your beets.
- Once beets are finished cooking, remove the dutch oven from the heat and let cool.
- Once beets are cooled, place beets in a food processor, blender, or a handy blender/soup maker and blend until smooth.
- If you don't have the handy blender/soup maker, transfer the soup back to the dutch oven and reheat until desired temperature.
- For topping: mix sour cream and horseradish in a bowl. Add to your soup along with some goat cheese crumbled and toasted walnuts.
Do you like beets or are you afraid of them? Let me know in the comment section below!
Wow I’ve never thought to make a beet soup, but I LOVE beets so I’m definitely interested in trying this. Pinning! 🙂
Sue- Thanks so much for pinning. I hope you like the recipe. Let me know if you try it out!
Sounds pretty interesting!!! Something I would love to have my daughter try! Thanks for the share
CourtneyLynne- Thanks for commenting and stopping by! Let me know if your daughter likes it.
This looks delicious and perfect for fall!
Twitchetts- Thank you!
What a beautiful soup! I’ve never had beet soup, but I’m willing to give it a try, I love soup!
Mrs. AOK- Thank you! It’s an easy soup to make too.
This sounds amazing and looks beautiful! I will try this subbing veggie broth because we are vegetarian. : 0 )
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Theresa- Oh, you could definitely substitute veggie broth! Thanks for your comment and stopping by!
That looks so good! Look at that color. I love beets although I haven’t tried using it for soup. I usually just add it in my baking or in the pasta sauce. I get excited when I prepare beets because of that vibrant red color. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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Adin- Beets in a pasta sauce is a great idea. They really make a dish a great color! Thanks for commenting and stopping by!
I am afraid!! I’m like a little kid when it comes to beets. I have never once tried them, but I’m convinced I don’t like them. This soup looks so pretty, and perfect for Halloween! I guess you could say, you planted a little seed in my brain that may convince me to try them one day. I know they’re good for you, so why not?
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Tarynn- haha! I’m glad someone else is a afraid of them! You should definitely give them a try though. They really are tasty. Let me know if you end up trying them out. Thanks for commenting!
I’ve always been a little afraid of beets too! But I know they’re full of great vitamins and minerals. This soup looks really simple and you did a fabulous job with the pictures. You may need to give me some pointers. Great post Tricha!
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What a beautiful color! So perfect for a Christmas soup! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned you post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
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I have never thought to put beets in a soup but this looks really good! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays! I will be pinning this to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board. I hope you join us again next week!
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Beet Soup is my favorite one recipe…Thanks again for sharing latest tips….Now i will try to make it and serve my child 🙂
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