Beetroot Soup – Dave Hamilton

This is a really simple and tasty soup to make. If you are short on beetroot you can always add other roots to the broth. If using carrots add a bit of fresh or powdered coriander to really set off the flavour.


  • Two Large Beetroots per person
  • Half an Onion per person
  • 1 clove of garlic per person
  • 1 Teaspoon of powdered stock or enough stock to cover the beetroot
  • Some sprigs of thyme
  • Black pepper and perhaps a pinch of salt
  • Cream/Creme Fresh or yogurt


Fry up the onions and then garlic until browned

Coat with stock and add the sliced beetroot

Throw in the herbs and pepper

Cook until beetroot is soft

Either liquidize or leave chunky or use a potato masher to for a
chunky-ish soup

Serve with Cream/Creme Fresh or yogurt and a bit smile

Can be served cold with some cucumber added to the Cream/Creme Fresh or

Article written by Dave Hamilton. Dave has now left Selfsufficientish but you can catch up with him on or on twitter @davewildish

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