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Beetroot & Pomegranate Halo Soup 09/10/12

Bring some colour into your life with this striking beetroot and pomegranate soup. Vegan or vegetarian.


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Notes:
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Serves 4
Can be vegan

Ingredients
1 tbsp light olive oil
75g onion, finely chopped
175g carrots, thinly sliced or small dice
150g parsnips, thinly sliced or small dice
½ tsp ground coriander
800ml light stock
350g cooked beetroot (not in vinegar), sliced
4 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1 pomegranate
To garnish
4 tbsp plain yoghurt or soya yoghurt
2 tbsp walnut pieces (optional)

Method
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sweat the onion, carrot and parsnip for 5 minutes until starting to soften. Add the coriander and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the stock and beetroot. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes, adding 2 tsp of dill for the last 2 or 3 minutes.

Cut the pomegranate in half and extract the juice using a lemon squeezer. Blend the soup and add the juice to taste (up to 4 tbsp).

Garnish with the yoghurt, walnut pieces and remaining 2 tsp chopped dill. Serve with walnut bread or if nut free, granary or rye rolls (bread is optional).

Republished with permission from The Vegetarian Society, UK.

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