Chilled beet and apple soup

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Makes

6 1/2 cups

* PLUS chilling time
Chilled beet and apple soup

Chilled beet and apple soup recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 medium beets , about 150 g each, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 gala apples , peeled, cored and cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 2 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup Hellmann's light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream , optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • BOIL 4 cups water in a large pot. Add beets, lemon juice and salt. Cook, covered, for 7 min.
  • ADD apples along with horseradish, nutmeg and coriander. Continue cooking, covered, until beets and apples are tender, about 10 more min.
  • REMOVE from heat. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 min.
  • POUR into blender. Add mayo, then whirl until smooth. Pour into a large container and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  • SERVE with sour cream and fresh parsley.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 49,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g,
  • Fat
  • 3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg.

Recipe submitted by Maryalice Wood, Langly.

Backstory
Growing up on a farm in northern BC (which has the perfect soil for producing root vegetables), meant that turnips, beets, and potatoes were often on our plates. My first taste of bold and spicy borscht was at a friend’s table, and holds wonderful memories of an explosion of flavours over my young taste buds! Over the years, I have come to relish appetizing cold soups and beets are an especially wonderful, colorful base.