Beetroot and Ginger Soup

Beetroot and Ginger Soup Feature

Beetroot and Ginger Soup

I love summer so much but winter food is my favourite! Soups, hearty stews and big one pots. My Beetroot and Ginger soup is perfect for winter as it contains cold fighting properties due to the antiseptic ginger and antioxidant rich beetroots. Now I know I’m getting ahead of myself a little with talk of winter but this soup can be eaten even on a sunny day…so no fear if you’re in Australia (who have their summer while we have winter in the UK).

The gorgeous beetroot – so beautiful sweet and staining. It teams perfectly with the ginger and lemon zest. Top with some calcium rich sesame seeds to give it a crunch. This recipe is like a big hug in a mug.

Make a batch on a Sunday and enjoy it all week long, or freeze it for a later date.


Directions

Heat the oil in a large pot. Finley chop the onion and add it to the pot with a big pinch of salt, sauté it for 5 minutes.

Crush the garlic and grate the beetroot.

Throw in the garlic and ginger to the onion mix and stir well for 30 seconds, then add the beetroot and half the lemon zest and stir well for another 30 seconds. Pour in the stock, bay leaf a big pinch of salt. Place the lid on and bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove the bay leaves, then blend the soup with a hand blender or food processor.

Stir in the yogurt and serve topped with sesame seeds and cracked pepper.

Enjoy!

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Images: Holly Clark Photography

6 comments

  • Kerry Leigh

    This is the first time I’ve eaten beetroot and I love it! Such a lovely warming soup. Can it be frozen? I wouldn’t put the yoghurt in until it’s been reheated but wondered if it would keep. Or how long would it last in the fridge? Thanks for another wonderful recipe Madeleine x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Yes you could definitely freeze it! Will last a few days in the fridge x

  • Natalie

    Do you need to use raw or cooked beetroot?

  • Bianca Bee

    I love beets! So much you can do with them and they are all year round available. I have some nice recipes as well on The Green Creator. Posting another one tonight actually hihi :)

    xx
    Bianca
    http://www.thegreencreator.com

  • Ida-Sofia

    And again: This soup is the answer to my next weeks meal plans. Thank you Madeleine <3

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      you’re so welcome :) x

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