Beetroot Soup

Beet soup

Some time ago we have already posted recipes of some yummy dishes with beets. This time we are presenting you a traditional Russian dish, which is very healthy and is great to enjoy for dinner on hot summer days (if there will be any here in Denmark). You will need the following ingredients:

- 400-500 gr meat (beef or chicken with bones)

- 3 carrots

- 2 small onions (or 1 large)

- 10 pepper corns

- 2 laurel leaves

- 5 small beets

- 2 table spoons of tomato paste

- 1 tomato

- 1/2 of small cabbage

- 1 piece of garlic

- spring onion

- Some fresh dill and parsley


Wash the meat, and cook it in a pot with 4 litres of water. When the water is boiling, remove the foam, add 1 onion, 1 carrot, laurel leaves, salt and pepper corns. Set to a medium heat and boil for another 40 minutes, or until meat is properly cooked. Meanwhile, cut onion, carrots and beets in bitesize pieces. Fry them om a pan with some olive oil, until onion becomes transparent. Now add tomato paste and shredded tomato to the rest of the vegetables, and cook for additional 5-10 minutes.

When the stock is ready, remove laurel leaves, pepper corns, onion and carrot. These cannot be reused, and can therefore be thrown out. Chop the meat in a bitisize pieces and add together with cooked vegetables to the stock. Reheat the stock. Shred the cabbage together with green onion, dill and parsley, and boil the soup for additional 5 minutes. Shortly before turning off the stove, add minced garlic. The soup is now ready. Enjoy it with some fresh cream for better taste.

Lea Rozena

Food Journalist

Having two major passions in life, healthy products and Japan – I am happy to share my experiences with you putting the two in one: cooking Japanese style. For me, it is very important that a product has natural flavour and colour, no preservatives or excessive amount of fat. I always prefer to make my food from scratch- making my own dough, batter, filling or cake decoration. And Japan… Japan is the land of my dreams, where a fairy tale becomes reality. The combination of traditions and highly modern metropolitan life encourages you to explore it more and more. Japanese cuisine is rich with fish, vegetables and rice, making it one of the healthiest. Therefore, I will introduce to you some of the most basic Japanese recipes, along with the ones I have adjusted to European lifestyle. Happy reading and happy cooking!

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