Christmas Beet Soup

Merry Christmas Eve! There's nothing better than a hot cup of soup when it's 30 degrees out. In honor of the Holidays I wanted to make something a little more colorful and in theme for Christmas. This beet soup is super simple and a nice change of pace from your typical soup 'go-tos'.

beet soup

The soup is topped with a touch of sour cream (I watered it down a little to make the design) and pepitas which adds a nice little crunch. The soup takes about 30 minutes and could be served as a side or on it's own!

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped fennel

2 large granny smith apples, peeled and cubed

1 teas. fennel seeds

2 large beets, peeled and cubed

3 cups chicken or vegetable broth

Sour cream or yogurt and Pepitas, for garnish

Method:

  • Heat oil, and add chopped onion, fennel and fennel seeds and sauté about 5 minutes, until veggies soften

  • Add cubed beets and apples and stir until well mixed

  • Add the broth, bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and cook about 20 minutes

  • Season with needed salt and pepper, then puree until smooth

  • Serve hot, with a dollop of sour cream and pepitas

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