Thursday, August 07, 2014

Colorful & Nutritious Beet Soup

Beets are the way to go if you want naturally colorful food that supplies a powerhouse of nutrients. In addition to making the greens into a salad, you can use the bulb in a variety of creative ways. Roasted, steamed, baked, boiled, or freshly grated, all provide excellent ways to enjoy this sweet and succulent veggie.

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty way to enjoy these delectable root vegetables, consider making a batch of some homemade soup. While being short on time in the kitchen the other day, I conveniently and quickly put a variety of fresh veggies into a pot and came out with this welcoming dish....Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

8 cups water
1 large beet root, peeled and cut
1 small onion, cut
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
1-2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
1 small stalk broccoli, peeled and sliced
1 cup cabbage, sliced
1 garlic clove, diced or 1 T minced garlic
1 T Italian seasoning

Add water to large dutch oven or stock pot. Add remaining ingredients. Put pan onto stovetop burner. Cook at medium temperature until all veggies are poked done with a fork or knive. Stir to evenly distribute ingredients throughout cooking span. Reduce heat if ingredients begin to boil over. 

Serve with wholegrain crackers or bread. 

Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator. 

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