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Beetroot and Cream Cheese Anti-Aging Soup

Beetroot and Cream Cheese Anti-Aging Soup

I wanted to eat beetroot more easily and more often, so I turned it into a soup Eat a lot of beetroots and become an age-defying beauty.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Bacon
3-4 slices
Beetroot
100 g
The beetroot is a must, but you can use any other kinds of vegetables.
Daikon radish
100 g
Carrot
1/3
Onion
1/2 small onion
Japanese leek
1
Celery
1/3
Canned tomato (cut or whole)
1/2 can
Sugar
1 teaspoon
Bay leaf
1
Water
600 ml and more
Soup stock cubes
2
Cream cheese (cut into small cubes)
50 to 60 g
Garlic, finely chopped
1 clove
Vegetable oil
as needed
Salt and pepper ( I used Krazy Salt )
as needed

Steps

1. Beetroot belongs to chenopodiaceae family. It looks like a radish, and sometimes called "red radish", but it's not in the radish family. Beetroot is used to make salad and soup.
2. Cut the beetroot, daikon and carrot into 4 cm long strips. Cut the onion into 1 cm cubes. Cut the Japanese leek and celery diagonally into thin slices. Finely chop the garlic. Cut the bacon into 1 cm wide strips.
3. Pour vegetable oil into a pot, and turn the heat on. Sauté the garlic until fragrant. Then sauté the bacon, onion and carrot in that order. Cook until the onion turns translucent to bring out the sweetness.
4. Add the beetroot, daikon, Japanese leek and celery, and sauté. Cook until everything is coated with oil and slightly wilted.
5. Add the water, soup stock cubes and 1 bay leaf.
6. Add the canned tomatoes and sugar, and simmer over high heat until it starts bubbling. Turn down the heat to medium, and simmer for about 15 minutes, skimming off the scum.
7. Once the vegetables have softened, add the cream cheese, and melt it into the soup. Check the taste, and season with salt and pepper.
8. When the cream cheese is melted and blended into the soup evenly, it's ready.

Story Behind this Recipe

The most famous dish using beetroot is Borscht, but you have to spend time and effort to make it, braising chunky meat pieces slowly, etc. But taking the nutrients of beetroot into account, I would like to eat it more easily and more often. I will try to stay healthy and beautiful with this easy and simple beetroot soup.