Beetroot, Carrot and Ginger Soup

I do not really like beetroot mainly because what happens the morning after looks like a bloodied mess. But this beetroot soup recipe captured my attention enough for me to try it out. The measurements could be a little wonky since I do not a) generally write recipes and b) measure exactly while cooking.

Ingredients

3 beetroots, peeled and chopped in quadrants

6 baby carrots, chopped

1 red onion, finely chopped

3 pods of garlic, grated

1 big knob of ginger, grated

1 stalk of celery with a few leaves, chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cups of water

1 vegetable stock cube

Spices – bay leaf, salt, freshly crushed pepper

Steps

1. Boil the beetroots in 2 cups of water till cooked (knife should go through the beetroot easily, that is the test)

2. Drain and keep the water aside to be used later.

3. In a pan, take 1 tbsp olive oil and add the onion, garlic, ginger, bay leaf and saute till translucent

4. Add the carrots and the celery and saute for about a minute.

5. Add the water from step 2, add the 1 stock cube and stir.

6. After about 6-7 minutes, add the boiled beetroot and salt to taste.

7. Keeping the flame low, let the whole thing come to a boil while stirring.

8. Take off the heat and keep aside to cool.

9. Once cooled completely, using a hand blender puree the entire mixture.

10. Put it back in the pot on heat and stir to ensure there are no lumps.

11. Once warmed, serve with a garnish of parsley and crushed pepper.

It is super velvety, light and yum!

P.S: The below photo is off Google images because I ate my soup forgetting to take pictures. But mine looked exactly the same! I promise.

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2 thoughts on “Beetroot, Carrot and Ginger Soup

  1. muchnessofd says:

    More recipes. Preferably some that involve ingredients that aren’t so healthy 😉

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  2. Haha…believe me..this soup totally busts the myth about healthy food tasting bad. Give it a shot 🙂

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