Beetroot Soup with Goats Cheese Croutons
recipe for Beetroot Soup with Goats Cheese Croutons
has been reproduced courtesy of www.lovebeetroot.co.uk
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for Beetroot Soup with Goats Cheese Croutons
For the soup:
500g cooked beetroot (2 packets), cut into chunks
1 large onion, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
750ml vegetable stock
For the croutons:
4 slices of baguette
olive oil for brushing
1 peel garlic clove, cut in half
1 small goats cheese (i.e. Capricorn), cut into rounds
4 sage leaves, finely sliced
to make Beetroot Soup with Goats Cheese Croutons
the oven to 200°C / Gas 6
large saucepan, sweat the onion gently in the olive
until it softens. This will take around 10 minutes
be careful not to burn the onions, you are
not trying to caramelize them.
the onions are cooking start the croutons. Brush the
bread slice on both sides with olive oil and bake
in the oven for 10 minutes or until they are crisp
the onions are soft, add the crushed garlic to the
pan and gently fry for a further minute and then add
the beetroot, stock and balsamic vinegar.
to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes.
a liquidiser or stick blender, blend the soup until
warm whilst you finish the croutons.
the garlic clove over one side of the now dried bread
slices and top each slice with a round of goats cheese.
over the sliced sage leaves and finish with a drizzle
of olive oil.
back in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese
has begun to melt.
the soup in bowls and float a crouton on top of each.
with permission of www.lovebeetroot.co.uk