Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Simple Goat's Cheese and Beet Soup

Beetroot and goat cheese soup / Peedi-kitsejuustusupp

Remember I promised to start a Beetroot Dish of the Month feature? Well, it's time for this month's beetroot recipe :) A very simple, yet delicious beetroot soup. The potato acts as a thickener, and the goat's cheese gives the soup a wonderful silkiness and smoothness.

As always, I LOVE the colour :)

Goat's Cheese and Beetroot Soup
(Peedi-kitsejuustusupp)
Serves 4 to 6

500 g beetroot, peeled and cut into small chunks
3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 onion, peeled
1.5 litres vegetable bouillon
150 g goat's milk cream cheese (f.ex. Soignon), at room temperature
1 tsp dried herbs (I used Meira's Mediterranean herb mix)
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring the bouillon into boil, add the vegetables and cook for 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Blend until smooth and creamy (f.ex. in a blender or food processor).
Return the puree into the saucepan and add the goat's cheese, spoonful by spoonful, as well as any seasoning. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
Serve with crusty bread and garnished with fresh herbs.

OTHER BEETROOT SOUP RECIPES @ NAMI-NAMI:
Dashing Coconut and Beetroot Soup (January 2010)
Creamy Beetroot Soup with Horseradish (January 2008)
Beetroot Soup with Goat Cheese (November 2007)
Delicious Vegetarian Borscht (September 2007)

7 comments:

ChichaJo said...

The color is just brilliant Pille! You are really my go-to person for beet root :)

Love that soup bowl...pretty!

Kalyn said...

The color is absolutely beautiful!

Gazete Oku said...

Hi, thank you very much. good job.

farida said...

This sounds and looks so good! I love beets (nobody in the family does), so I buy it from time to time to satisfy my palate:) Will try this soup one day. Thanks for sharing!

jane said...

nice post!!!!!!!!!!! hope for updating soon

Claudia said...

I love a smooth, creamy and colorful soup. This is all of the above. Can't wait to try it.

Pille said...

ChichaJo - thank you :) The soup bowl is from K's grandma- I love them too!

Kalyn - thank you!!!

Gazete Oku - you're very welcome.

Farida - are there any Azeri dishes with beetroot that I should try? :)

Jane- soon, of course.

Claudia - well, this soup is indeed a smooth, creamy and colourful :) Hope you'll enjoy it!