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Beetroot soup

Ingredients | Serves 4 | Cook 40 Mins

  • 900g small raw beets
  • 2 med onions, peeled & chopped
  • 2 litres of veg stock
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 90 ml dry sherry
  • I tspn of cumin powder
  • Garnish: cumin seeds, soured cream, chives


  • Chop beets into a large pan and boil
  • add the chopped onion, stock and seasoning, then simmer till the veg are soft
  • Liquidise, add sherry, lemon juice to taste
  • Season and garnish with a little yogurt and herbs.

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