Creamy beet and garlic soup

Hearty soup with a ton of flavor

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It's officially soup season, at least here on the East Coast. The chilly weather and shorter days mean easy, comforting and cozy recipes for dinner. If you're craving a creamy soup but don't want all of calories and fat that come with it, try this luscious beet and garlic soup! Made with just a bit of Greek yogurt, you get the creamy texture without the fat!

The amazing flavor of this soup comes from the roasted beets, garlic and onions. For added creaminess, you can add some heavy cream while you puree it. We love it with just a bit of Greek yogurt and some crispy French bread! After one spoonful, this soup will instantly become a favorite of yours, we guarantee it! Plus, the speckled look you get when you mix pickled beets with Greek yogurt make it not only tasty, but beautiful to look at!

Creamy beet and garlic soup

Serves about 4

Recipe adapted from My Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups low-fat chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can pickled beets
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Place the garlic and onion into a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 - 25 minutes, or until the garlic and onions are fragrant. Remove from the pan.
  2. Place the beets in a food processor with the garlic and onions. Add the chicken broth and water. Pulse on low until the mixture is creamy. Add the salt and pepper. Pulse to mix. Add the Greek yogurt, one tablespoon at a time, until the soup is creamy.
  3. Serve warm with crispy bread and enjoy!

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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