Roasted Carrot and Beetroot Soup

My my my, it’s been months.  I won’t attempt to sum up the roller coaster of the past few months, but in a teeny tiny nutshell…I’m now a full time employee of a magazine publishing house, working in marketing…very busy. blah. boring. OK.

Hi! just thought I would post up this recipe for my roasted carrot and beetroot soup.  I have made this a few times for a few different friends who have all begged me for the recipe, so, guys…here you go! Enjoy!

Image

Ingreedies:

600g Carrots

200g cooked beetroot (not in vinegar – it will be far too sweet if it is)

2 finely chopped white onions

Half a bulb of garlic

a bunch of fresh thyme

2 pints vegetable stock

Preheat your oven to 180, peel and roughly chop your carrots and place them on a baking tray.  Quarter your beetroot and add to the carrots, throw in your unpeeled garlic bulbs whole.  Give the lot a generous lug of olive oil and bake in the oven.

In a pan on a low heat, add your chopped onions and cook slowly until transparent, add the thyme, stalks removed and take off the heat.

Leave it all for about 40 minutes.

Make up your stock and add to the pan, bring to simmer then once roasted, add your carrots and beetroot, squeeze the roasted garlic from their skins.

Using a hand held blender (or a magimix if you are lucky enough to own one), thoroughly blend it all for about 5 minutes – it’s best to be really thorough as this soup is best enjoyed very very smoothly.

Voila 🙂

x

Advertisements

Aubergine Parmigiana with a Crunchy Garlic and Herb Breadcrumb Topping

I actually think that aubergine has got to be my favourite vegetable, one which is often forgotten and not celebrated.  This fantastic dish is all too often seen as a side dish to something else, but I think it is … Continue reading

My Spiced Pumpkin and Marmalade Cake with a Cream Cheese Topping

I’m back and officially a graduate! I have walked away from Newcastle with some of my favourite memories and amazing friends, I must say I almost did a classic ‘panic’ post grad course just to go back for one more … Continue reading

My Version of Yo! Sushi’s Aubergine Salad with a Ginger and Garlic Dressing.

I had to.  The addiction was getting unhealthy, particularly to my bank balance, so I have been brave and attempted my own version of this delicious dish, and I must say…the girl did good!   I now have enough for three … Continue reading

Homemade Granola with Berry and Vanilla Compote

Once again I have committed the ultimate cardinal blogging sin and neglected it for a few weeks…I’m sorry! I have been home for Easter and without a kitchen for three weeks which has been thoroughly miserable I can tell you. … Continue reading

Blueberry, Honey and Lemon Pancakes with a Cream Cheese Topping

The weekend is almost here and for me, that means one thing: a license to faff about all morning making breakfast! These pancakes I must say have the wow factor so are perfect for a birthday breakfast for a housemate … Continue reading

Quinoa and Beetroot veggie patties

Greetings and a Happy New Year! I haven’t posted for 2 MONTHS! Bad blogger. A combination of the Christmas frenzy, dissertation, exams and job application stress have put all other aspects of my life on halt. But I’m back! Don’t … Continue reading