2/26/09

Pureed Beet Soup

Lately I've blogged about quite a few beet ideas.

Coming home a few days ago I remembered that I had two boiled beets sitting in my refrigerator. I gave them a quick smell test, and decided they were still good. But what to do with them? I decided to make a pureed beet soup (something I've seen other bloggers do in the past). Unfortunately, my idea of thinning out the soup with milk went out of a window because my milk has turned sour.

Instead, I pureed 2 boiled and peeled beets with a bit of water (until the mixture reached the right consistency), seasoned with salt and pepper and added a dollop of sour cream and fresh dill.



Overall, this was not a bad idea, but it really could have used a bit more flavor, if only I had more time and ingredients to devote to this soup.

How would you have spiked this up?

11 comments:

Melissa said...

It has a pretty color! :)

recipes2share said...

yes, the colour and pictures are really pretty...funny, your milk reminds me of sliced bread in ours - first thing each morning my daughter does a mold test (yuck!), but with the heating on constant, it just doesn't last....

Betsy said...

Are your hands stained purple?? :)

Bruce said...

My aunt showed me this soup, which is easy and delicious in the summer: it uses cooked beets (or you can use canned), plain yogurt, and broth-- about equal amounts of each. Just blend them up, add lots of chopped fresh dill, salt & pepper to taste and serve at either room temp or chilled. Just so you know, the soup turns out vivid pink...

veggie belly said...

wow, youre on a beet roll! i'm enjoying all your colorful beet posts :) I read somewhere that you can apply pureed beets to your hair for a mild red tint..

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Looks gorgeous. I would have used chicken broth instead of water to give it some more body and flavor. Also, maybe add some dill in to the soup itself.

5 Star Foodie said...

Very pretty! How about adding bacon? I agree with the stock idea - chicken or beef and a pinch of cayenne.

Peter M said...

You've gone beet-bonkers but that's ok!

Olga said...

Betsy, I was actually able to wash all all the stains from my hands! But you do have to be really careful if you are using a stick blender, as the juice tends to spray all over the kitchen! I ended up putting a paper towel over my blender.

Bruce, that's a great idea. And the color probably would look the same as when I mixed the sourcream directly into my soup.

I totally agree that chicken broth would have increased the flavor...I just did not have any on hand :)

Veggie Belly and Peter M: I'm all out of beets, so the madness will stop for now.

pigpigscorner said...

Awww I really love the colour of beet!

Sophie said...

Your soup looks so yummie:)!! i absolutely adore beets!! MMMM...