If you have beetroot growing in your garden this is great money saving recipe – Try my beetroot leaf soup. I sadly don’t so I bought raw beetroots at the market this weekend (I love grated beetroot and carrot in salads).
They came complete with long stalks and leaves.
I was about to cut off the stalks and leaves when it occurred to me that they might be edible. I googled ‘beetroot leaves recipe’ and loads of ideas came up including salads and soups.
In the end, I made a soup, made up from ideas I picked up in the recipes.
It’s really nice and I’m taking some into the office tomorrow for my lunch. Yum!
Beetroot leaves soup
- A bunch of stalks and leaves, washed and chopped (I bought 5 beetroots so it was about a handful of leaves and stalks)
- Half an onion, chopped
- 2 large celery stalks, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 soup stock cube (veg or chicken)
- Salt and pepper etc
- Just sweat the celery, onion and garlic in a pan with a little olive oil.
- When they’re soft add in the chopped beetroot stalks and leaves and continue to cook them all until they’re all soft.
- Add in some pepper and salt.
- Melt the soup stock in a pint of boiling water and add to the mixture.
- Boil for a few minutes then leave to stand for a bit.
- Blend the mixture
Serving: heat to serve – good with crusty bread, cheese, cold meats and so on. Go on, enjoy!