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Chilled Beet and Apple Soup

Chilled Beet and Apple Soup

Sr. Culinary Nutritionist Kristy Del Coro shares her bright and nutritious Chilled Beet and Apple Soup recipe.

Chilled Beet and Apple Soup

Serves 6

For the soup:

3 large beets, peeled & halved
4-5 cups water   
¾ Tbsp + 2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large Granny Smith apple, sliced into ¼" thick wedges
½ cup thinly sliced red onion
½ cup thinly sliced fennel
1 ¼ tsp kosher salt
Ground black pepper, to taste  
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

For the garnish:

2 Tbsp fresh dill
1 ½ Tbsp minced chives
1 ½ cup Greek yogurt (seasoned with pinch of salt and thinned out with touch of water)
1 ½ cups sautéed apples (Peel 2-3 honeycrisp apples and small dice (¼") to yield 1 ½ cups. Add ½ Tbsp oil to saute pan, warm until shimmering and add diced apples. Saute until just tender.)

Directions

Place beets in pot with 3 cups of water (enough to cover). Bring to a boil and cook for 30-40 minutes so that they start to soften.

Heat ¾ Tbsp olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion and fennel and season with ½ tsp salt. Sweat over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the fennel and onion start to soften. Deglaze with 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar. Add the apple and season with 1/4 tsp salt and some black pepper. Add the thyme to the pot and continue to cook for another 5 minutes until apples start to soften.

Add the beets along with all their cooking liquid to the stock pot. Add an additional 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for approximately 30 minutes or until beets are soft enough to puree.

When ready to blend, remove sprigs of thyme, and transfer soup ingredients to a blender. In batches, blend with 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tsp salt. When soup is blended, place in refrigerator to chill. After it has cooled and before serving, check seasoning and consistency and adjust if necessary with more water.

Serve 1 cup of soup garnished with1 tsp picked fresh dill, ½ tsp minced chives, 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt  and 1 Tbsp sautéed apples

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 120kcal
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 13g
Sodium: 280mg
Potassium: 270mg

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