Recipe: beetroot and orange soup

20th February, 2019
by Julian | 1 Min Read
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A tangy soup from The Barn

Good and seasonal and makes 4 servings



50g olive oil

1 medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

900g fresh beetroot

1.2 litres water or vegetable stock

Salt and pepper

2 oranges

Making this soup

Put oil into a pan and gently cook the onion until soft.

Peel the beetroot and cut into 2cm cubes.  Add beetroot to the onion, cover with a lid, and cook gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Add 1.2 litres of cold water/vegetable stock and season with salt and pepper. 

Bring the soup to the boil and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the beetroot is cooked. 

Allow the soup to cool a little then puree it in a blender.

Finely grate the zest of the oranges and squeeze out the juice. Add to the soup and reheat without boiling before serving.

Pictures by Guy Clarke