Beet Soup


Another Fall vegetable being cooked up in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen is Beet.

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Beets have many health benefits which include high in vitamins and minerals like the B Vitamin, folate, manganese, potassium and copper. They are also high in dietary fiber. Beets also contain a healthy amount of magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tablespoon ground ginger)
  • 4 to 5 small potatoes, chopped
  • 4 large beets, chopped
  • 16 to 20 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder or paste
  • 2 tablespoons cumin

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen


Instructions

img_0019Prepare the vegetables as required.
img_0020In a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft.

Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.

img_0026Add potatoes and cook, stirring often for few more minutes.
img_0028Add spices and stir to mix well.
img_0031Add beets.
img_0034Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
img_0051Puree the soup with a hand held blender until smooth. If desired, thin with more water, stock or milk.
img_0053Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and crushed red pepper if desired.

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