July Cooking Tool of the Month – Blender
Beets make me excited. When I look into a bowl of bright red my heart skips a beat. There is no other vegetable in the world that makes the most beautifully colored recipes. The photo above wasn’t edited to make it look more vibrant. This soup does it all on it’s on!
One of my favorite things to make with my Vita-mix is blended soups. Whether they are all raw or uses cooked veggies, blended soups makes me feel nice and cozy. They are also so quick to make! If it’s a raw soup and you have a high speed blender it literally takes a few seconds to roughly chop the veggies/fruit, then you blend and you are eating within five minutes. If it’s a cooked soup, it takes a few minutes to prep the veggies (they don’t have to be cut uniformly since they are being blended up), cook them, and blend.
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Tell us in the comments, what are your favorite blended soups and what spice combinations do you like to use?
Crimson Beet and Sweet Potato Soup
Makes about 3 servings
2 medium beets, peeled and cubed
1 cup cubed sweet potato
2 cups veggie broth
1 cup diced leek
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1-2 teaspoons lime juice
Black pepper to taste
Place beets sweet potato and water to cover in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil with a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer till tender. Meanwhile pour a small amount of broth into a skillet and heat over medium flame. When it begins to sizzle add the leeks and saute for a few minutes with a pinch of salt. Add spices and saute a few minutes more. Add vinegar cover with lid and add a touch of broth to deglaze the pan as needed. Drain beets and sweet potato. Add to the blender with leeks remaining broth and the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasoning as needed. Serve immediately or this soup can be served chilled.
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