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Ginger Spiced Beet Soup

with Figs and Hazelnut Gremolata
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Ginger Spiced Beet Soup

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup - Simple intermediate course with wonderful Christmas aromas

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Health Score:
8,5 / 10
45 min.

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Nutritional values

Apples and ginger provide piquant freshness, while the beets contain plenty of iron, which is valuable for blood health. 

This soup is even faster on a festive table if you use pre-cooked beets from a vacuum pack.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie210 kcal(10 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates21 g(14 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage7.5 g(25 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.6 mg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin2.2 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate102 μg(34 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin10 μg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C22 mg(23 %)
Potassium636 mg(16 %)
Calcium129 mg(13 %)
Magnesium74 mg(25 %)
Iron3.1 mg(21 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc1.2 mg(15 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.5 g
Uric acid70 mg
Cholesterol3 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 onion
1 pc fresh ginger
26 ozs Beets
1 tart Apple (about 5 ounces)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Gingerbread spice
10 fluid ozs Vegetable broth
½ tsp brown sugar
1 bay leaf
½ Organic orange
1 oz Hazelnuts
4 dried Figs
½ bunch smooth parsley
3 ½ fluid ozs Soy milk
4 tsps Sour cream
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Tablespoon, 1 large Pot (with lid, preferably stainless steel pot), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Large knife (or food processor), 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Small plate, 1 Small bowl, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Whisk, 1 Ladle, 1 optional, thin Rubber gloves

Preparation steps

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 1

Peel onion and ginger root and finely dice both. Rinse beets thoroughly under running water to clean, then peel and dice. (Because of the color, optionally work with gloves on.)

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 2

Rinse apple, peel, quarter, core and dice.

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 3

Heat the oil in a large pot. Add onion and ginger and cook until soft over medium heat. Add beets and apple and cook briefly.

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 4

Stir in broth and gingerbread spice. Add sugar and bay leaf. Boil again and then reduce to low heat and simmer covered for about 30 minutes.

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 5

Meanwhile, rinse orange in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate the peel. Squeeze the fruit.

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 6

Chop hazelnuts coarsely with a large knife or in a food processor and fry in a non-stick pan until fragrant. Allow to cool on a plate.

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 7

Cut stems off figs and chop finely.

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 8

Rinse parsley and shake dry. Pluck the leaflets, retaining some for garnish as desired. Chop the remaining leaves finely. Add figs, orange peel and walnuts to a small bowl and mix to make a gremolata (herbal spice mix).

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 9

Remove bay leaf from the soup and puree the soup with an immersion blender. Add soy milk and puree again until the beet soup has a creamy consistency.

Ginger Spiced Beet Soup preparation step 10

While stirring with a whisk, heat again and then season with salt, pepper and orange juice. Divide between 4 soup bowls and top each with 1 teaspoon sour cream. Before serving, sprinkle with the nut and fig gremolata and, if desired, the reserved parsley.