Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beet and Apple Soup

This is really, really simple. And healthy. And delicious.
It tastes like beets and apples, and has a little tang, a little sweet, and a little savory.

1 large red onion, chopped
5 medium beets, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 apple, cut into one inch pieces
2 cloves of garlic
4-5 cups of water (could use veggie or chicken broth. I used water.)
2 tbsp. cider vinegar (I prefer Braggs organic)
1 tbsp. honey
(this would be amazing with goat cheese crumbled into it... wait, isn't everything? I didn't have any. But will next time.)
1 tbsp. evoo

drizzle the evoo into a pan heated over medium high heat.
add onion, cook until soft. 
add beets and apple, cook 5 min.
add garlic. cook 30 seconds.
add in water. 
add vinegar and honey.
simmer 5 minutes.

transfer to a VitaMix. If you dont have a vitamix, you could use an immersion blender, regular blender, or food processor. (when blending hot things. make sure that you have the lid or plunger or whatever cracked so that the steam can escape. Otherwise, boom goes the dynamite. or beet soup, rather.)
Give it a taste test for spice, consistency, salt/pepper/ etc.
Tweak as you'd like.

Serve with fresh cracked black pepper and sea salt to taste.


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