Summer soups are a great way to cool down in the heat. They’re fresh, vibrant, and make fantastic appetizers for a light meal. This Beetroot and Orange Summer Soup takes the sweet earthiness of beets and pairs it with fresh orange for a light burst of flavor in every bite.
It makes for a perfect vegan soup!
A year ago I was reading Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck Cookbook, (Affiliate link), and he was describing an amuse bouche from a pair of Beetroot and Orange Jellies, where the red jelly was orange flavored and the orange jelly was golden beetroot. The flavor combination has stuck with me since.
Which was perfect for a light dinner when there was not a lot of motivation to cook something heavy. The orange juice and zest marry very well with the earthiness of the beetroot. What really highlights both ingredients is sake! The alcohol in the rice wine enhances the inherent flavors of the ingredients.
The arugula garnish adds a little bit of pepperiness that brings the whole thing together. Texturally it adds a welcome crunch with the soup.
Also, it looks pretty!
How to make it
To compliment the earthy flavors of the beets, and soften them, you can sauté onions, garlic, and thyme. That paired with the beets builds a foundation of flavor, becoming the savory components of the soup.
Then comes the NutriBullet (Affiliate link). With the 900 watt motor, it blends everything to a very smooth consistency! Then you can add the orange juice, and sake for seasoning.
This is an amazingly simple and delicious healthy beet soup, ready to celebrate the lightness of summer!
Please please please make it this summer!Print
1 cup boiled beets
2 cloves of Garlic
1 onion sliced thin
1/2 cup Sake
1 cup Orange juice
1 tbsp Orange zest
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Saute in a pan the onions, garlic, and thyme until the onions are translucent. Add the to the blender with the beets and orange juice and blend until smooth.
Add sake and rice wine vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.
Serve and add arugula!
Keywords: Beetroot, Orange, Soup, Summer
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