Bay Leaf Beet Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Bay Leaf Beet Soup Recipe
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Bay Leaf Beet Soup

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"This is a rich, flavorful, vegetarian soup that hits the spot! Sweet and spicy undertones complement the beets. Great as a meal or as an appetizer."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 25 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Wrap beets in foil.
  2. Bake the beets until tender, about 1 hour; allow to cool, then peel the beets. Cut them into bite-size chunks.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat, and cook the red onion, leek, and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the vegetable broth, and mix in the beets, bay leaves, cinnamon, salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, cinnamon, cumin, and tarragon. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the flavors of the bay leaves and spices are blended, 20 to 25 minutes. Pick out bay leaves.
  4. Ladle about 1/4 of the beets into a blender, and add soup liquid as needed to fill the blender about 1/4 full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the beets and broth moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree the beets until smooth, and pour back into the soup.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jul 21, 2011

Wow! This is so good! I used vegetable oil spray instead of the olive oil, and used thyme instead of tarragon. Without the recipe, I would have missed having a wonderful soup! Thanks for sharing!

 
Aug 20, 2011

This soup was fantastic; perfect for a cold day. I left out the basil and it had quite a hearty flavor while the soup itself was not too heavy.

 

10 Ratings

Mar 05, 2012

I'm completely satisfied with this recipe! It's absolutely delicious and great fun to make. :) Thank you so much for sharing it - I will definitely be making it again!

 
Nov 15, 2012

Very hardy and flavorful! Getting over the mentality that anything pink/red should be sweet is an issue for me, but after the first bite I'm usually ok.

 
Apr 20, 2013

Wonderful; make it for 16, and everyone (who liked beets) loved it.

 
Aug 21, 2014

Love Beet Soup. I always cook my beets cut up in a microwave a lot faster. Just an idea. Some recipes call for a dab of sour cream. I wouldn't use tarragon since i don't like it.

 
May 06, 2014

So surprisingly good. I did not have any leeks so I used 1 small shallot instead. Will make this again soon. Thanks for this delicious red beet recipe.

 
Jan 23, 2014

Excellent, easy to make and great results.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 401 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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