Beetroot soup with goats cheese croutons

Print Friendly

With Valentines day coming up you may want some inspiration for a nice romantic menu. 

Show your love to that special someone with this delicious recipe for Beetroot soup with goats cheese croutons.   One of the earliest known benefits of beetroot is its use as an aphrodisiac during the Roman times.  And it wasn’t all folklore as it has been found to contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of the hormones that control your sex drive.

Serves 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

You’ll need:

For the soup:

250g cooked beetroot (1 packet), cut into chunks

½ large onion, diced

1 small garlic clove, crushed

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

½ tbsp balsamic vinegar

375ml vegetable stock

For the croutons:

2 slices of baguette

olive oil for brushing

1 peeled garlic clove, cut in half

½ small goats cheese (i.e. Capricorn), cut into rounds

2 sage leaves, finely sliced

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.

  2. In large saucepan, sweat the onion gently in the olive until it softens. This will take around 10 minutes – be careful not to burn the onions, you are not trying to caramelize them.

  3. Whilst the onions are cooking start the croutons. Brush the bread slice on both sides with olive oil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until they are crisp and dry.

  4. When the onions are soft, add the crushed garlic to the pan and gently fry for a further minute and then add the beetroot, stock and balsamic vinegar. Bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes.

  5. Using a liquidiser or stick blender, blend the soup until really smooth. Keep warm whilst you finish the croutons.

  6. Rub the garlic clove over one side of the now dried bread slices and top each slice with a round of goats cheese. Sprinkle over the sliced sage leaves and finish with a drizzle of olive oil. Put back in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese has begun to melt.

  7. Pour the soup in bowls and float a crouton on top of each. Serve immediately.

Recipe by:

For more delicious recipes click here  ←

The following two tabs change content below.
Hello ... I am the Creative Director and Website Editor for Silversurfers and manage all the social media too. I hope you find the features and articles we have shared with you of interest and relevance. Please feel free to comment below and share your thoughts with us ... I hope you enjoy Silversurfers and all that we offer ...

Latest posts by Silversurfers Editor (see all)

Not a member?

Join the silversurfers community today! It's free, easy to do, and is packed full of features and amazing offers!

Join the community!
Click here if you have forgotten your password

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!

More Vegetarian

Delicious vegetarian dinners pumpkinpilaf
Eating vegetarian is easier than you think - cutting out meat or cutting back just a few days a...
Roasted Meditarranean Vegetable Pasta Salad Roasted Meditarranean Vegetable Pasta Salad
This colourful salad is hearty and delicious. Full of flavourful healthy ingredients it will keep...
Wild Mushroom Pappardelle pappardelle-of-shallots,-wild-mushrooms-and-tarragon
This light, flavourful wild mushroom pappardelle recipe is the perfect pasta dish for summer...
Persian Jewelled Rice persian-jewelled-rice-with-berryworld-raspberries-(1)
This fragrant rice dish is a spin on the classic Persian delicacy Javaher Polow. It's...
Asparagus, Tarragon & Almond Pizza Bianco Asparagus-Tarragon-&-Almond-Pizza-Bianco
Try a sophisticated spin on the classic takeaway pizza with this asparagus, tarragon & almond...
Pink Lady Apple Bircher Muesli Muesli
Pink Lady apple Bircher muesli is a delicious fresh breakfast which can be eaten straight away...
Watercress and Mushroom Sliders Watercress-&-mushroom-burgers
Plan a meat-free barbecue this summer with this delicious recipe for watercress and mushroom...
Spring onion and asparagus risotto Pam Lloyd PR Love The Crunch (15th April 2015)
Enjoy a hearty dish with the first fresh taste of summer with this spring onion and asparagus...
British Asparagus and Pea Risotto with Lemon and Crème Fraiche ASPARAGUS AND PEA RISOTTO
The British Asparagus season has just begun! Risottos are great because the core ingredients can...
Asparagus Tartlets with Goats’ Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Rocket tart
These work well as a tasty summer lunch, and the goats’ cheese can be substituted with a good...
One-pot pasta recipes OnePotPasta
Forget slaving over the stove, these easy one-pot pasta recipes require little prep and are ready...
Beetroot and Potato Gratin beetroot-and-potato-gratin
This beetroot and potato gratin is a spin on a classic and is the perfect...