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The Red Soup..With the goodness of tomatoes, carrots and beetroot

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Hello everyone. The most beautiful season is officially here. With such lovely colors all around, I find it so hard to focus on the road. I stop by every now and then to capture this beautiful array of colors around me. Check out this beautiful red tree I clicked yesterday, I stood there admiring it for good 5 minutes. New England is probably one of the best place to enjoy this beautiful season. If you have never been here, I highly recommend it, especially during the fall season.

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And with all this beauty, comes the first chill of the year too. The nights have gotten cold now which means its time to take out that crockpot and make some soup. This red soup is what I made today. With such gorgeous colors all around me, I couldn’t think of a better one. This soup was made on the stovetop but can definitely be cooked in a slow cooker as well. The soup combines the goodness of tomatoes, carrots and beetroot (or beets) and is pretty healthy if you leave out the cream. Its one of the most loved soup in my family andΒ I am so glad to share this with you today.

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Here is how I make it:

Ingredients:

Oil – 1 tbsp.

Garlic cloves – 2, chopped

Onion – 1 small, chopped

Tomatoes – 3 medium, chopped

Carrots – 4 medium, chopped

Beetroot – 1 small, chopped

Vegetable stock – 1 cup

Green Cardamom* – 3

Cloves* – 2

Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Honey – 1 tsp

Butter – 1 tbsp.

Cream – 2 tbsp.

Croutons & Basil Leaves – for garnish

Method:

  1. Take a heavy bottomed, deep saucepan and heat up the oil. Add the cardamom and cloves and Sautee them for a minute. * You can leave out the whole spices if your kids do not like the taste.
  2. Add in the chopped garlic and onion and cook it for 3 – 4 minutes till the onions get a little color.
  3. Now add in the chopped carrots and beetroot and cook for another 4 minutes till the veggies get caramelized.
  4. Finally, add in the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften up.
  5. Now add the vegetable stock, the salt and black pepper. Mix everything well and cover and cook till all the vegetable are soft and mushy. It will take about 20 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Finally, use a hand blender or let the contents cool down a bit and transfer the soup to a blender to make a smooth puree. You can strain this too if you prefer silky smooth soup.
  7. Bring the soup back to boil and add the butter and honey. The honey helps to cut down the sourness of tomatoes here.
  8. Let the soup boil for about 7 minutes on medium heat. Do a taste test here to ensure its per your preference.
  9. Finally, add in the cream, cook for a minute and turn off the flame.
  10. Serve hot with croutons and basil leaves. I have used mint leaves here for garnish. Use what you like. Enjoy this bowl of comfort and stay warm.
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So that is howΒ I kick started my soup season. If you have a soup you really like, do let me know in the comments below and I would love to try it out. We have a really long winter ahead of us.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Love,
Ritu. πŸ™‚
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Author: Love Served Daily

A few years ago I would have laughed at the prospect of writing a food blog. Expecting someone to guide you on a recipe whose own cooking experience before her marriage has been next to nil is quite unbelievable. A foodie husband and his love for socializing ensured I do get a lot of cooking practice. And when I finally decided to be a SAHM, it gave me an opportunity to enhance my culinary skills. A lot of it was inspired from a number of food groups on Facebook and some very talented people I met there. So thanks to all my family and friends who constantly motivated me to work on a blog, here it is. So come, join me on this delightful journey, where I promise to serve you Love daily, well almost.

36 thoughts on “The Red Soup..With the goodness of tomatoes, carrots and beetroot

  1. Yummy! I’ve been wanting to make some beet soup, and this looks delicious!

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  2. Delicious soup☺☺☺

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  3. This was the simplest method I have seen… I myself love cooking a lot… Will sure try this recipe and report back my experience… Between, please do visit krish1631988.wordpress.com (My cooking blog)… Enjoy the journey…

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  4. So healthy and lovely colour 😊

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  5. Yum yum…will try this for sure. We too have long winters. I make carrot, corn and pumpkin soup.

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  6. Lovely colour and delicious …..

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  7. Wow ! The soup is as gorgeous as that tree ! Beautiful 😍

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  8. I love the picture of the tree and your area sounds lovely! Fall is so beautiful! This soup sounds very delicious! Your photo is amazing Ritu!

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  9. Yum! Yum! can I please have some πŸ™‚ Love the fall colors.

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  10. Vibrant, colorful and such a healthy soup! Loved it πŸ™‚ My first time here.. thank you for visiting my blog πŸ™‚ You have a lovely blog here.. will look forward to your recipes!

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  11. I want to know the recipe of
    Minestrone soup
    Mulligatany soup

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  13. Tried it today and we loved it!! Thank you so much for this awesome and super easy recipe.

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  14. I tried the soup yesterday and we totally loved it. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜ƒ

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