Beetroot and horseradish soup

Fresh beetroot

Working from home, I’m guilty of not making much of an effort at lunchtimes and with my daughter at school, I’m more likely to grab whatever’s the quickest option over a meal that’s nutritious and tasty. But this week I thought, enough, let’s ditch the salad bags and make an effort even if it is just for me. So I picked beetroot and horseradish soup, having had it in a Brighton cafe recently and thinking how lush it was.

A quick search on Google lead me to a basic Tesco recipe which works for me, so away I went. This is what I used:

  • 250g of beetroot (I used closer to 350g as I love beetroot so much), peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 400ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of horseradish sauce


  • Fry the onions in a little olive oil till soft but not brown
  • Throw in in the beetroot, carrots, stock, thyme and cook for a few minutes.

beetroot soup 1

  • Add the vinegar, stock and horseradish
  • Bring it to the boil then let it simmer for 15-20 mins
  • Remove from hob and allow to cool slightly.
  • Blend in your bullet, blender etc for a couple of minutes.

Serve (NB serves 2, or one greedy mum)

I served the soup up still warm with an extra little swirl of horseradish sauce as I like the heat! The original recipe shows you how to make candied walnuts to garnish the soup with, but for a mum who likes Netflix time in her lunch break, candied walnuts was just a step too far (maybe one day). The soup was delicious and looked great too (I just so happened to have purple Le Creuset soup dishes, meant to be). I feel inspired, maybe I’ll give daytime cooking a real go this year. Lx

beetroot soup 2




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