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Beet Soup

Beet Soup

With their magnificient color, delicious flavor, and vitamin richness, beets are one of my favorite vegetables. In the summer I serve this soup at room temperature; in the winter I like it hot.

Notes

Nash uses thin gloves when she works with beets, as this avoids staining her fingers with beet juice, which can be hard to remove.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Pound beets, plus 1 small beet for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 McIntosh apple, peeled and sliced
  • 4 1/2 Cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Peel and slice the beets.*

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, and apple and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the beets and broth. Bring to boil over high heat. Lower the heat and cook, covered, until the beets are tender, about 30 minutes. Cool for a little.

While the soup is cooking, wrap the reserved beet tightly in foil. Bake in a toaster over at 400 degrees until just tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, about 30 minutes. Cool, slip the skin off, and grate.

Purée the soup until very smooth. Season to taste with vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.

To serve, garnish with the grated beet.
 

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving72
Total Fat5g7%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated0.7g3.3%
Protein0.4g0.8%
Carbs8g3%
Vitamin A7µg1%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Vitamin E0.7mg3.7%
Vitamin K7µg9%
Calcium18mg2%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)4µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)4µg1%
Iron0.2mg1.3%
Magnesium7mg2%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Phosphorus11mg2%
Polyunsaturated0.5gN/A
Potassium77mg2%
Sodium523mg22%
Sugars, added1gN/A