Soup to me is total comfort food, healthy, wholesome and easy to eat, oh and above all else, tasty, totally tasty. I love beetroot and wanted to make a soup with a bit of oomph to warm us up in this chilly weather. I put ginger in the soup and it really makes a big difference. So here is my easy recipe for Beetroot and Ginger soup, a bit of colour and spiciness to tickle your taste-buds.
You will need;
1kilo/2 1/4lb beetroot
2 cloves garlic
1 stick celery
1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger root
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
How to make Beetroot and ginger soup;
Peel and chop all the veg and grate the ginger after peeling. Toss everything into a large pan with the bay leaf and cover with the stock. I used about 1 litre of stock. Bring to the boil, then cover the pan and bring down to a simmer. Let it bubble away for about an hour until everything is tender.
Fish out the bay leaf and then whizz with a stick blender till smooth, add seasoning to taste.
If it is too thick add some extra stock.
Serve with soured cream or natural yogurt swirled on top.
Sweet and spicy, perfect for a wet and windy day.