Roasted Beetroot Soup with Thyme and Garlic
Serves 4 people
100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium white onion, 1 stalk of celery and 1 white of a medium leek all chopped 3 cloves of garlic, chopped, 15grams of Thyme leaves chopped
8 medium beetroots, peeled and chopped
600ml Vegetable stock
Freshly ground organic white peppercorns
Double cream to garnish
1: Place beetroot evenly on a flat tray and lightly season with the salt and pepper. Drizzle some olive oil over the beetroot and place in the oven for 20 mins at 150 degrees.
2: Heat the remaining olive oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery, leek, garlic and thyme, cook until soft but not browned for roughly 6 mins. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning.
3: Add the vegetable stock and roasted beetroot then bring to the boil, cover and simmer until beetroots are tender, about 10 mins. Remove from the heat.
4: Using a hand blender, pulse until smooth. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of double cream. Tip: Sprinkle some toasted quinoa on top for some texture.
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