Savory Beet Soup

Number of Servings: 8 (264 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.

Beets bring a sweet flavor and a bright pink color to this soup. If you’re able to buy beets with the greens intact, braise them and serve them with the soup and fresh whole-grain bread.


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 medium beets, peeled and halved
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and halved crosswise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 8 tsp. reduced-fat sour cream


  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté until tender (3 minutes).
  2. Add broth and next 6 ingredients (through bay leaf). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, until beets and potato are tender (20 minutes). Discard bay leaf.
  3. Place one-third broth mixture in blender or food processor; process until smooth. Place pureed mixture in a large bowl. Repeat procedure twice with remaining broth mixture.
  4. Return pureed mixture to pan. Warm soup over low heat until thoroughly heated (5 minutes). Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice.
  5. Combine 1/2 cup soup and the sour cream, stirring with a whisk. Divide soup evenly among each of 8 bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream mixture; swirl sour cream mixture using the tip of a knife.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 264 g

Amount per serving
Calories 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 2mg 0%
Sodium 245mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 32.5mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 6%
Potassium 255mg 6%
Vitamin A 38.1mcg 4%
Vitamin C 8.5mg 10%
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin K 1.2mcg 0%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 0.7mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 42.1mcg 11%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.7mcg 4%
Chloride 5mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 37.9mg 4%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 16.6mg 4%
Zinc 0.2mg 0%
Selenium 0.6mcg 2%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Water, Beets, Potatoes, Onion, Reduced Fat Sour Cream (cultured Pasteurized Grade A Milk And Cream, Contains Less Than 1% Of Pectin, Agar, Vitamin A Palmitate, Enzymes), Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper, Bay Leaf.

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