Golden Beetroot and Apple Soup

Golden Beetroot and Apple Soup

Now that I have discovered the golden beetroot I can’t seem to get enough of this glorious vegetable. It makes a gorgeous soup mixed with apple. The sweetness of the soup is balanced with the tart flavour of the yoghurt and the fresh mint.

For 4 people:

3 large golden beetroot
Olive oil spray
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large eating apple, peeled and chopped
1l vegetable stock – I use Marigold bouillon
No fat yoghurt
Small bunch of mint, leaves chopped

Preheat the oven to 200 C.
Scrub the beetroot and place in a roasting dish. Cover with foil and roast until tender. Timing will depend on the size of your beetroot but you are looking at 45 – 60 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit. Peel while still warm and chop roughly.

In the meantime roughly chop the onion and the garlic and sweat gently in a few sprays of olive oil. Add the chopped beetroot and apple. Stir well.

Add 1l of vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ½ hour.

Allow to cool and then blend.

Serve warm with a spoon of no fat yoghurt and a generous helping of fresh mint.

30 Responses to Golden Beetroot and Apple Soup

  1. Sylvia says:

    Never heard of golden beetroots! But it sounds fab with apple addition ;-)

  2. Karen says:

    I am very pleased to say that I actually GREW some golden beetroot last year, at least 5 were dug up, I wish there had been more! Your soup looks and sounds divine and I adore apples when added to soup too. Karen

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      I have serious garden envy – how wonderful to grow your own. y son grew a few basic veg last summer and hopefully we can have another go this year – all in pots mind you.

  3. I’ve never even heard of golden beetroot? I need to hunt some down and try this. Your soup looks lovely and incredibly healthy too.

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      Do you have a farmer’s market in your area? If so they might have some – it is where I get them

  4. I have never heard of golden beetroot or seen one so now is the chance to source one after all how can a vegetarian not know all her veggies!! :)Soup sounds heavenly.

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      I had never heard of it either until I found them in my farmer’s market. Now I find they sell striped red and white ones as well as striped golden and white. What a treat!

  5. Ren Behan says:

    I’m a big fan of beetroot and have never made a golden beetroot soup – how delicious!

  6. Choclette says:

    Last year was the first year we didn’t grow golden beets for ages. They have quite a different flavour from the purple ones and I really like them too. Not sure I’ve tried making a soup out of them. Will have to try it if we manage to grow them this year.

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      Always envy those who manage to grow their own. I lack the green fingers, discipline and gardening skills.

  7. This sounds like a truly delicious soup. I love the idea of making it with golden beetroot. GG

  8. sounds gorgeous! I love making soups, so perhaps I’ll try this

  9. Never heard of Golden Beetroot before! sounds so exotic!and I am a great fan of filling soups!

  10. Jacqueline says:

    I’ve never even seen them before. Is the flavour any different to standard beets?

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      I find the golden variety a bit sweeter and less of that earthiness. A bit gentler I suppose. That said I am partially addicted to the red type.

  11. Janie says:

    Looks really interesting mix of flavours :)
    Janie x

  12. Louisa says:

    What a lovely bowl of healthy soup. I do love golden beetroot too, all the flavour but without the staining red…though not half as fun!

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      Yes the red hands (and pee) is all part of the fun of beets but this tastes good despite no colour changes

  13. Heidi Roberts says:

    Never had golden ones before – I will look out for some seeds and try them.

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      Let me know if you manage to grow them. I would love to try to do so but my fingers are not at all green

  14. I’ve never had golden beetroot, but I love normal beats, so I’m sure it’s delicious!

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      They are delicious indeed and lovely as a beet lover to find something a bit different from the usual.

  15. How lovely! I now want some golden beets to make soup with!

    • Madeleine Morrow says:

      Do try it if you find some. I get mine from a local farmer’s market, never seen them in a supermarket

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