Beetroot and Goats Cheese Soup

Beetroot and Goats Cheese Soup by

Oh I do love a bit of beetroot, with its delicious earthy taste. Leave me alone with a plateful and I’ll literally snaffle it up within seconds.  And as luck would have it it’s currently in season.

I’d never attempted to make it into soup before but this recipe from the Waitrose website looked tempting enough for me to give it a try.  I have adapted it slightly to suit my own taste though, using beef stock instead of the chicken or vegetable that the recipe suggests. Instead of the chive cream, at the time of serving I crumbled some goat’s cheese on top of the soup. I’ve seen some recipes using feta cheese too, which sounds nice, but I do prefer the strength of flavour of goat’s cheese.

As a small aside, I have a friend whose uncle (Uncle Gerald, to be precise) was obsessed with eating beetroot, getting through several jars a week. He carried on with this obsession for quite some time until his skin started to develop a rather dashing purple hue. I kid you not.

5 Comments on Beetroot and Goats Cheese Soup

  1. Domestic Executive
    November 17, 2012 at 11:23 pm (7 years ago)

    I love beetroot but have always avoided making soup with it. Perhaps it’s the goats cheese but this actually sounds like something worth giving a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Lemon
    November 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm (7 years ago)

    I very much like beetroot, your soup seems to be delicious.

  3. Karen S Booth
    November 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm (7 years ago)

    I adore beetroot and especially in soup, although, I recently added some to a salmon salad. This looks and sounds delicious…..Karen

  4. bangermashchat
    November 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Beetroot is wonderful but I’ve never actually tried it in soup. I’m going to have to fix that ASAP! This recipe sounds delicious, especially using goats cheese. And ever your photography is sensational.

  5. Bali Brasserie
    December 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm (7 years ago)

    The color of the soup is absolutely gorgeous, lovely !


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