Bedazzling Beetroot!

A dear friend visited for dinner last night and i took the liberty to cook some new recipes. It is not often that you can truly experiment when you are hosting dinner. Which is why i mostly experiment on Cribby!
Anyway, i put together a simple meal of grilled vegetables with cheese, mushroom pasta, gnocchi and a cold beetroot soup….which turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me too. The bedazzling colour of the beet,  the citrus flavour lent by the strawberries and smooth silky finish ….no wonder I had 3 helpings!

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This is quite a simple dish to cook and can be made a few hours or a night ahead of serving….The recipe i used was from Ritu Dalmia‘s Italian Khana cookbook, one of the first cookbooks i owned…

Beetroot Soup (served cold)

Ingredients:
Beetroots -3 medium
Strawberries or mixed berries – 1 cup
Balsamic vinegar – 1/3 tsp and some extra for garnish
Olive oil -1/2 tsp
Rosemary – a pinch
Salt to taste
Parsley to garnish
Water to boil

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius

Method:
1. Peel the beets. In an open pan, boil the beets in sufficient water to just cover them. Continue until a little soft, about 20mins.
2. Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and rosemary together.
3. Slice the beets and brush lightly with the above mix.
4. Spread in a baking tray and bake in an oven for 20 mins.
5. Allow to cool and then blend along with hulled strawberries. Add a little water to give a creamy and light finish.
6. Garnish with Parsley and a drop of balsalmic vinegar. Chill in refrigerate until ready to serve.

Indulge in guiltless binging!

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