Michelle's Freefrom Beetroot (Beet), Fennel and Horseradish Soup

Corn, egg, gluten, milk, nightshade, nut, peanut, sesame & wheat free; can be soya and lactose free

Beetroot (Beet) and horseradish are a great combination of flavours as the heat of the horseradish counters the sweetness of the beetroot - as anyone who has ever eaten the traditional Jewish dish of gefilte fish with chrain will tell you!

Serves 6Beetroot soup


  • 600g / 1lb 5oz fresh beetroots (beets), topped, tailed, scrubbed and diced
  • 1 medium head fennel
  • 250g / 9oz sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1.2 litres / 40fl oz wheat and gluten-free vegetable stock
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 teaspoons grated horseradish
  • 6 dessertspoons plain yogurt, whichever kind you can eat


  1. Put the beetroot, fennel, sweet potato and stock into a large pan and bring slowly to the boil.
  2. Simmer, with the lid on, for 30-35 minutes or until the beets are cooked, then purée in a food processor.
  3. Season to taste and if too thick, add a little extra stock.
  4. In a small bowl mix the yogurt into the horseradish until it forms a smooth paste, then season to taste.
  5. Serve the soup in bowls with a large spoonful of the horseradish mix swirled into each bowl.

Serves 6 - per portion
135cals - 12g protein
2.5g total fat - 0.7g sat / 0.1g mono / 0.2g poly
21g carbohydrate of which 12g sugar
4g fibre - 498mg sodium / 1.2g salt
82mg calcium

Good Source of: Folic acid

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