Beet Greens Soup

This soup tastes and smells like comfort. It is a touch tart from the lemon and tomatoes, but all the ingredients meld to create a perfect stew. Growing up my mother would make this for us on a friday afternoon. Traditionally it is served with kubeh ( meat filled semolina dumblings) but since I was a vegetarian for most of my youth, I would serve up a big bowl of the soup – and skip the kubeh. Making the soup on it’s own is a great way to use the leftover beet greens and is so so easy to make. happy cooking and let us know if you try it !

Recipe :: Beet Greens Soup

1 yellow onion chopped
Greens of 5 beets roughly chopped including stems
1 cup Crushed tomatoes
2 peeled chopped beets
4 cups Chicken stock
1/2 lemon
Salt + pepper

Soak greens for a long time, and rinse very thoroughly in a strainer and pat dry. Saute onion in a bit of oil until soft and translucent. Combine all ingredients in a stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow the soup to cook down, approximately an hour or when beets are fork tender.


Recipe :: Beet Greens Soup

1 yellow onion chopped
Greens of 5 beets roughly chopped including stems
1 cup Crushed tomatoes
2 peeled chopped beets
4 cups Chicken stock
1/2 lemon
Salt + pepper

Soak greens for a long time, and rinse very thoroughly in a strainer and pat dry. Saute onion in a bit of oil until soft and translucent. Combine all ingredients in a stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow the soup to cook down, approximately an hour or when beets are fork tender.

10 comments
  1. nakedbeet says: March 10, 20103:18 pm

    Love that color, beautiful soup.

  2. coldwarcookery says: March 10, 20104:25 pm

    I love discovering more creative ways to use beet greens. Thank you for all the beet coverage. Looks great.

  3. Christina Song says: March 10, 20105:10 pm

    looks so refreshing and fresh!

  4. Anonymous says: March 10, 20108:12 pm

    beets a ham sandwich. =]

  5. Sophie says: March 11, 20105:15 am

    so yummy. I have some beets growing in my garden! this is what i can do!

  6. Tammie Lee says: March 19, 20108:01 pm

    I made your soup and it is wonderful. The second day even more flavorful. Thank you so much.

  7. Marci says: July 18, 201212:07 pm

    I was looking for a recipe to use both my beets and greens, and this was perfect. I added chopped carrots and chickpeas, so good!

  8. Leilani says: December 9, 201211:45 pm

    I used your recipe, only started the soup w/a mirepoix and added some shredded cabbage too. It was excellent! Even my 18 mo old loved it!

  9. Piadas says: August 14, 20137:57 pm

    I loved this recipe. It’s so easy to prepare and it seems awesome. I will definitely give it a try.

  10. Miriam says: August 24, 201310:55 am

    What does “half lemon” mean? Are you throwing an entire half lemon (rind and all) in the pot to cook and then removing it once cooked or are you putting just the juice of a half lemon in the soup?

    Thanks!

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