Simple Beet Soup
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 6 medium beets, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable. Beef stock will give it a heftier flavor)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Heavy cream or greek yogurt for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium or large saucepan, heat olive oil over a medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add onion and garlic and cook until softened, but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add beets and cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the stock and salt and pepper and bring to a boil. When it reaches a boil, turn it down to a simmer, put the lid back on and cook for 30 minutes, or until the beets are very soft.
  4. Puree the soup with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender.
Notes
I would highly recommend wearing an apron when making this soup as beets have a tendency to stain.
Recipe by The Balanced Kitchen at http://www.balancedkitchen.com/2014/06/simple-beet-soup/