Eat in Season Recipe 2: The Beet

Part of our eat in season series:
Beets are cardiovascular friendly root vegetables that contain pigment antioxidants found to protect against coronary artery disease and stroke. They also lower cholesterol in the body and have anti-aging effects. To enjoy the healthful benefits, try our Beet Soup recipe below. Why not serve it at this year’s Thanksgiving table and give thanks to yours and your family’s health with this great recipe?

Healthful and Yummy Beet Soup
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
6 medium beets, peeled and chopped
2 cups vegetable, chicken or beef stock (depending on your diet)
salt and freshly ground pepper
heavy cream (for vegans, use Japansese soft silken tofu and puree it)

Warm olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring in onions and garlic until they are soft but browned or for about 5 minutes. Add beets and cook 1 minute. Stir in stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer until the beets are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it cool for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add soup to a food processor and pulse until liquefied. Return soup to saucepan, gently heat through and ladle into bowls. Garnish with a swirl of cream.

1 comment:

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