Recipe Spotlight: Beet and Tomato Soup




A warm flavorful soup is the perfect dinner idea for a cold winter night.  Beet and Tomato Soup is a savory dish the whole family will love.  In this soup beets, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and garlic combine for a delicious twist to traditional tomato soup.  Besides adding a wonderful taste, beets and carrots add extra vitamins and minerals to your meal including vitamin A, potassium, and folate!  Beet and Tomato Soup is easy to make and goes great with a low-fat grilled cheese sandwich or a veggie salad!


Beet and Tomato Soup Recipe
Serves:  8


Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 small beets, washed, peeled, and cubed
6 carrots, washed, peeled, and sliced
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Juice of 1 lemon


Directions:
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and salt and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the beets, carrots, tomatoes, and broth.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover and cook for 1 hour.
  6. Let cool, and blend soup in batches until smooth.
  7. Stir in lemon juice and chill in the refrigerator if desired.
  8. Soup can be served cold or hot.

Gather all of the ingredients that you will need. 


Wash and cut onion, garlic, carrots, and beets.

Add vegetable oil, onions, and garlic to large pot
on medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.

Add diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, beets, carrots,
and salt.  Bring the pot to a boil.
    
Once the soup begins to boil, lower the heat, cover, and cook
for one hour.

Let soup cool and blend in small batches until smooth.


When soup is blended, add the lemon and serve or store
in the refrigerator.


Serve hot or cold!
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