Montebello Beet Soup

Author: Canadian Living

From Le Chateau Montebello, a Quebec resort on the Ottawa River, comes this creamy beet soup that adds enormously to the repertoire of this underappreciated vegetable. At Montebello, it's served with a dollop of whipped cream; we use sour cream for less fat.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 8 beets (1-1/2 lb/750 g)
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon medium curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon medium curry paste
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives (optional)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion (optional)

Method

Peel beets and potatoes; cut vegetables into 1-1/2 inch cubes

In large heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook beets, potatoes, onion and curry powder, stirring often, for about 8 minutes or until onions are softened. Add stock, honey and salt ; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

In blender or food processor, puree beet mixture, in batches, until smooth. (Soup can be prepared to this point and refrigerated in airtight container for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.)

Return soup to clean saucepan; heat until simmering. Ladle into soup bowls. Garnish each with dollop of sour cream, and chives (if using).

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 692 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 118.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 20.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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