This can be made in an instant w/ no cooking required if you have a Vitamix & purchase Love Beets (the Beets are already peeled & cooked, ready to eat & organic but the best part about the Beets is that they cost less if you can grab them up at costco when they're available). You get to skip all of the steps & just put everything in the Vitamix starting w/ the solids first then down the list adding the more delicate ingredients last. The Vitamix will heat the Soup up in about 4-5 minutes (bonus-there is almost zero mess to clean afterwards). I've been making healthy Soup for the last 30 plus years & for me this one knocks it out of the park, it's so delicious. The flavors are out of this world. It's one of my top 3. I omit the crème fraîche bc I don't do dairy. At the end I top it off w/ some chopped Jalapeno, chopped red Onions, a tsp of Lime juice, a drizzle of black Cumin Oil & some chopped Cilantro (the Cilantro is in place of the Parsley). Perfection! I also make a cold version of this Soup & it's just as good. So convenient, simple but more importantly it's extremely healthy. This Soup is addictive so if you can find the Love Beets buy 2 or 3 boxes bc you will want more.
MINOUCHKA ***** This recipe taste fabulous! for extra flavor must add crushed garlic in STEP 2 with shallots. It can be garnish, too, with a small boiled potato, cumin and chopped parsley au lieu of crème fraîche. Delish hot or at room temperature. It was always a winner in my family! It is a 5* recipe!
A wonderful use for the beets I make in just minutes in my Instant Pot. I substituted Greek yogurt for the creme fraiche since it's what I had on hand. The cumin makes this very unusual.