creamy beet with dill soup

creamy beet with dill soup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds raw beets, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, cut into large dice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 3 large garlic cloves, thickly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted caraway seeds*
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth, homemade or from a carton or can
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half (or whole milk)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: chopped hard-cooked egg



  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep saute pan until shimmering.
  2. Add beets, then onion; saute, stirring very little at first, then more frequently, until squash start to turn golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add butter, sugar and garlic; continue cooking until all vegetables are a rich spotty caramel color, about 10 minutes longer.
  4. Add caraway seeds and cayenne pepper; continue to saute until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute longer.
  5. Add broth; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until beets are tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Using an immersion blender or traditional blender, puree (adding fresh dill) until very smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute. (If using a traditional blender, vent it either by removing the lid's pop-out center or by lifting one edge of the lid. Drape the blender canister with a kitchen towel. To 'clean' the canister, pour in a little half-and-half, blend briefly, then add to the soup.)
  7. Return to pan (or a soup pot); add enough half-and-half so the mixture is souplike, yet thick enough to float garnish. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed. Heat through, ladle into bowls, garnish and serve.

03/05/2017
creamy beet with dill soup, Vegetable Soup recipe PT10M PT2H 6 435 calories
Comment on this content
prosciutto and parmesan pinwheels
prosciutto and parmesan pinwheels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a bakin..
145
quick and easy peach cobbler
quick and easy peach cobbler
Melt butter or margarine in 9 x 13 inch pan.Mix together the..
0.5
192
delicious beef tongue tacos
delicious beef tongue tacos
Place the beef tongue in a slow cooker and cover with water...
142
old fashioned chicken pot pie
old fashioned chicken pot pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Roll one ball..
117
sole steamed with tomato-leek sauce
sole steamed with tomato-leek sauce
Heat the olive oil in a skillet with a lid over medium heat...
149
batman's best caesar dressing
batman's best caesar dressing
In a food processor or blender, combine the olive oil, vineg..
157
melt n your mouth chicken pie
melt n your mouth chicken pie
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Place prepared..
140
blondies
blondies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13..
127
hamburger rice soup
hamburger rice soup
In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute the ground beef ..
159
beet soup
beet soup
Warm olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in..
134
creamy dill dip
creamy dill dip
In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and sour cream with an ..
136
salmon fillets with creamy dill
salmon fillets with creamy dill
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).In a bowl, sti..
151
creamy dill cucumber toasties
creamy dill cucumber toasties
In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, dressing mix an..
133