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
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.

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)


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!