I don’t know about you, but as soon as it becomes a little bit chilly outside I feel like eating something warming. Soups for instance are really good with warming you up :). One of my favourite is beetroot soup (after sour spinach soup)! I cook this soup with the raw beetroots including the leaves, however since I know that is more common to buy beetroot already cooked in the UK I have adapted the recipe to the ingredients available.
- 100g smoked lardons
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 celery stick
- 1.5l vegetable stock
- 2 potatoes
- 2 tbs tomato pure
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 cooked beetroots, chopped
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- Fry the lardons in the pot together with the diced onion, carrots and celery stick. Let it fry for about 5 min.
- Meanwhile peal the potatoes (if you want you can cook it with the skin) and dice them.
- Cover fried lardons with the stock and add the potatoes, tomato pure and a bay leaf into the soup
- Cook for about 20min or until potatoes cooks through.
- 5min before finishing the cooking, add the beetroots. When finished the cooking add the spinach, vinegar and season to your taste.
You can serve this soup with the dollop of cream fraiche and fresh herbs such as chives, dill or parsley.