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Recipe of the Week: Roast Beetroot & Ginger Soup

Colourful and wonderful, this vibrant soup will cheer your day.

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Roast Beetroot & Ginger Soup

 

Roast Beetroot & Ginger Soup

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 78 per portion
Fat 3g (0.5g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Beetroot 4, approx. 680g (1½lb), scrubbed, topped and tailed and cut into thick wedges
  • Red onions 2, peeled and cut into thick wedges
  • Root ginger 25g (1oz), peeled and cut into thick slices
  • Celery 2 sticks, cut into thick chunks
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Vegetable Stock Pots (or stock cubes) 2
  • Celery salt 1–2 tsp
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lime or lemon juice 1–2 tbsp
  • Coconut milk yogurt 125g pot
  • Torn celery leaves to garnish (optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°fan/Gas 3. Put the beetroot and onion wedges, ginger and celery in a roasting tin. Add the oil and mix well to coat the vegetables. Cover the tin with foil and roast for 3 hours until the vegetables have softened.
  2. Put half the roasted vegetable mixture into a blender or food processor with one of the Stock Pots (or cubes) and 500ml (18fl oz) boiling water. Purée until smooth, then tip into a large saucepan. Put the rest of the vegetables and cooking juices from the roasting tin into the blender or food processor along with the other Stock Pot and 500ml (18fl oz) boiling water and purée. Add to the first batch.
  3. Stir in the celery salt, pepper and lime or lemon juice to taste. If necessary, reheat gently and adjust the consistency and seasoning to taste. Ladle into warmed bowls then swirl coconut milk yogurt into each one and sprinkle with torn celery leaves, if wished.

Cook’s tips

There’s no need to peel the beetroot. Stir halfway through cooking if you are around but it’s not essential. For a really smooth soup, purée the mixture, then push it through a sieve.

 


 

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Roast Beetroot & Ginger Soup

 

Roast Beetroot & Ginger Soup

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 78 per portion
Fat 3g (0.5g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Beetroot 4, approx. 680g (1½lb), scrubbed, topped and tailed and cut into thick wedges
  • Red onions 2, peeled and cut into thick wedges
  • Root ginger 25g (1oz), peeled and cut into thick slices
  • Celery 2 sticks, cut into thick chunks
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Vegetable Stock Pots (or stock cubes) 2
  • Celery salt 1–2 tsp
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lime or lemon juice 1–2 tbsp
  • Coconut milk yogurt 125g pot
  • Torn celery leaves to garnish (optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°fan/Gas 3. Put the beetroot and onion wedges, ginger and celery in a roasting tin. Add the oil and mix well to coat the vegetables. Cover the tin with foil and roast for 3 hours until the vegetables have softened.
  2. Put half the roasted vegetable mixture into a blender or food processor with one of the Stock Pots (or cubes) and 500ml (18fl oz) boiling water. Purée until smooth, then tip into a large saucepan. Put the rest of the vegetables and cooking juices from the roasting tin into the blender or food processor along with the other Stock Pot and 500ml (18fl oz) boiling water and purée. Add to the first batch.
  3. Stir in the celery salt, pepper and lime or lemon juice to taste. If necessary, reheat gently and adjust the consistency and seasoning to taste. Ladle into warmed bowls then swirl coconut milk yogurt into each one and sprinkle with torn celery leaves, if wished.

Cook’s tips

There’s no need to peel the beetroot. Stir halfway through cooking if you are around but it’s not essential. For a really smooth soup, purée the mixture, then push it through a sieve.

 


 

Cook it Slowly! cookbookRecipe taken from Cook it Slowly!

Prepare quickly, cook slowly and savour every mouthful.

Slowly-cooked meals are easy, fuss-free and delicious with melt-in-the-mouth textures and intense flavours.

For more recipe visit the website…

READ MORE

 

 

#win

#competition

#beetroot

#soup

#tripletested

Potato, Beetroot & Mackerel Salad

Potato, Beetroot & Mackerel Salad

Time 25 mins
Serves 4
Calories 494
Fat 36 of which 7g is saturated

New potatoes 450g (1lb), scrubbed and halved
Olive oil 6 tbsp
Red wine vinegar 3 tbsp
Caster sugar 2 tsp
Grainy mustard 2 tsp
Sugarsnap peas 100g (3½oz), shredded
Spring onions ½ bunch, thinly sliced
Smoked peppered mackerel 250g (9oz), skinned and broken into chunks
Cooked beetroot 200g (7oz), cut into matchsticks

1 Cook potatoes in simmering water for 10-15 minutes, until tender. Drain well.

2 Meanwhile, mix oil, vinegar, sugar and mustard together.

3 Put sugarsnap peas in a salad bowl with spring onions, mackerel and beetroot.

4 Add potatoes to the bowl with dressing and fold gently together.

A Dairy Diary recipe.

 

 

 

 

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Pickled Beetroot recipe

You either hate it or love it. But you have love the colour!

Pickled BeetrootMakes 1.25–1.5kg (2½–3lb)
Time 2 hours, plus infusion
13 calories per 25g (1oz)
0g fat
Suitable for vegetarians

Fresh, uncooked beetroot 1.25–1.5kg (2½–3lb)
Cinnamon 5cm (2in) piece
Mace 3 pieces
Whole allspice 1 tsp
Whole peppercorns Bristol Blend 1 tsp
Large dried chillies 3
Whole cloves 5
Caster sugar 2 tbsp
Distilled malt vinegar 5% acidity, 700ml (1¼ pints)

1 Wash beetroot well and cut off stalks to within 2.5cm (1in) of each beetroot. Place beetroot in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and cook gently for 1–1½ hours until cooked. Drain and leave to cool overnight.

2 Place all spices in a stainless steel or unchipped enamel pan, add sugar and 300ml (½ pint) vinegar and bring to boil. Remove from heat, cover and leave overnight.

3 Peel cooked beetroot and cut into slices 5mm (1⁄4in) thick. Loosely layer in clean jars. 4 Stir remaining vinegar into spiced vinegar, then pour into jars – including spices – making sure beetroot is well covered. Cover with lids and store in a cool, dry, airy place.

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