Beetroot soup is made with beets, cabbage, and onions. It is surprisingly healthy and is supposedly one of the best soups for detoxification. The beetroot compound betacyanin is supposed to help in detoxification as well as restoring and protecting the body from the harmful effects of toxins. Onions are also good for detoxification and make a great base for this soup.
This soup is a great way to use up beetroot. It’s a great source of vitamins and iron, and it’s also a good source of fibre. It’s also very delicious!
Easy Beetroot Soup Recipe
Beetroot Soup Recipes
Beets used to be a very important food in Europe. Beetroot soup was a common dish in ancient societies. In the Middle Ages, it was considered quite healthy and it was said that beets should be eaten raw. Beets were only beginning to become popular in the 18th century and beetroot soup became more popular as a cure for stomach ailments and scurvy. Beetroot soup is still a favourite dish in Europe and many countries have developed their own recipes.
Here are some of our favourite beet recipes 🙂
Ukrainian Beet Soup Recipe
Learn how to make a traditional beet soup which is healthy, tasty and nutritious.
Beetroot and Carrot Recipe
This beetroot soup has added carrot which gives a little extra sweetness to the soup.
Vegetarian Beetroot Soup Recipe
Learn the traditional way of making this Russian beet soup using vegetarian ingredients.
More Beetroot Soup Recipes
And there are plenty more beetroot soup recipes we enjoy including:
Beetroot and Coconut Soup Recipe
This recipe adds coconut to the recipe which adds a creaminess to the soup.
Image credit: BBC Food
Beetroot and Orange Soup Recipe
The orange gives a delightful freshness to the soup and balances out the sweetness of the beetroot.
Image credit: Riverford.co.uk/Riverford Organic Gardeners
Beetroot Soup With Horseradish Recipe
This soup uses ready cooked beetroot and prepared horseradish sauce so it is handy for when time is short. The horseradish gives a nice kick to the soup.
Image credit: Sainsburys.com
What is the Difference Between Beetroot Soup and Borscht?
To be honest – I’m not entirely sure. I just know I enjoy eating both!
My research suggests that beetroot soup and borscht are both often used as a garnish in Eastern European cooking. Borscht (borsh) is a kind of soup or stew that originated in eastern Europe, particularly Russia and the Ukraine. It is traditionally made with beetroot, and generally includes potatoes, carrots, onions and/or cabbage. It is typically served with bread on the side, which is traditionally only eaten with borscht. The main difference between beetroot soup and borscht is that borscht usually contains potatoes whereas beetroot soup does not usually contain potatoes – do you agree? Leave a comment below if I’m completely wrong about this 🙂
I love borscht soup recipes. Borscht is one of those super-simple dishes that can be made in a huge variety of ways, but I appreciate the convenience, since I often need to make something quick for a group of friends. Hopefully the recipes above will have given you a few ideas for some traditional borscht recipes to get you started.