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Roast beetroot and apple soup

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Roasted beetroot and apple soup
Roasted beetroot and apple soup
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This mildly spiced beetroot soup is paired with apples to create a thick and wholesome soup. Vibrant in its ruby colour, the beetroots sweet earthy flavours are released when roasted to create a soup bursting with flavour that is really surprisingly easy to cook. A very healthy soup full of nutrients that is great served simply with warm crusty bread and, if you have some, a little scatter of crumbled goats cheese for a beautiful flavour combination. A perfect starter to serve friends that can not fail to impress. Try serving with roast vegetable crisps as a garnish

Ingredients

  • 1kg fresh beetroot, peeled & wedged
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp ground cumin
  • 2tbsp fresh thyme leaves, plus a few leaves to garnish
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 braeburn apples, peeled, cored & finely chopped
  • 1litre vegetable stock
  • 4tbsp half fat crème fraiche

For a really smooth consistency strain the soup through a sieve after blending

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C/400°F/Fan 180°C/Gas Mark 6. Place the beetroot in a single layer over two large baking trays. Drizzle with the oil and toss with the cumin and thyme. Season well then roast for 40-50 minutes or until the beetroot is tender.
  2. Meanwhile melt the butter in a large frying pan and add the onion. Sauté for 10 minutes before adding the adding and cooking for a further 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Transfer to a large saucepan, stir through the roasted beetroot and pour over the stock. Simmer for 10 minutes then in batches transfer to a blender to blitz until smooth.
  4. Serve with a spoonful of crème fraiche and a scattering of fresh thyme.

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Emma

why does it say in step 2 'before adding the adding and cooking'?

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