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Chilled Beet Soup Recipe

Chilled Beet Soup

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"I have modified this soup from a recipe I got from a blender book. Canned beets are great for this recipe. You can save the juice from the canned beats, freeze it and add it in place of the chilled water or ice. Try serving with a dollop of sour cream."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Place sour cream, lemon juice, onion and beets into a food processor or blender and puree until mixture is smooth.
  2. Add ice or cold water, chill and serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 30, 2003

I am not a great beet lover. However, this was fantastic. It took longer to wash and dry the blender than it did to make the soup. How do you spell "scrumptious"?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2004

I hate giving bad reviews, but as an experienced cook I just couldn't let this one get by. I put it on my dinner table and polite guests were dumping it back into the serving pot! It was mortifying!


19 Ratings

Aug 27, 2005

Wow! I made this soup on the hottest saturday here in california. I used 1/2 a Maui Sweet onion and ate it all the soup myself. Yum!

Apr 07, 2004

This is a gorgeous soup. It really needs sweet (maui) onions. We used red onions and it was way too oniony.

Aug 10, 2006

Wow, I don't know what to say, this was really, really not good. Neither my boyfriend or I are picky eaters at all, and we both like all of the ingredients individually; however, we poured this down the drain. I think part of it is the color--it may be natural, but it just doesn't look like anything you want to put into your body. After that, I'm not sure if it was the lemon or the onion (and I even cut back a bit on the onion), but something just wasn't right.

Jul 05, 2011

I love cold soups, but usually you have to cook something then chill it. This is so easy. I thought it had the perfect tang from the lemon and sour cream ( I used reduced fat ) and we didn't even notice the onion ( I used half a Vidalia ) My only complaint was I didn't make enough! Oh and in my house - real men do eat pink soup! Thanks for a great summer recipe.

Dec 05, 2003

I added extra lemon juice (one whole lemon), onion, salt, lots of pepper and an entire 8 oz container of sour cream (plus extra for garnish), then added ice water until it was the right consistency I made this as a starter for a vegetarian dinner party, and everyone LOVED it. Delicious and simple!! My favorite kind of recipe!!!

Sep 07, 2010

I hate to review a bad review, but sometimes (no, usually always) its warranted! This soup tastes like you think it would, on the sour side(hello!?!?). It doesn't have a large amount of ingredients, but lots of sour cream and lemon juice=sour! A truly "experienced" cook can modify or expand a recipe just by reading it. I am not a chef, but read cookbooks like I read a book. :)


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  • Calories
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

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

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