I have modified this soup from a recipe I got from a blender book. Canned beets are great for this recipe. You can save the juice from the canned beats, freeze it and add it in place of the chilled water or ice. Try serving with a dollop of sour cream.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sour cream, lemon juice, onion and beets into a food processor or blender and puree until mixture is smooth.

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  • Add ice or cold water, chill and serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Nutrition Facts

210.7 calories; 3.6 g protein; 9.8 g carbohydrates; 38 mg cholesterol; 80.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
I am not a great beet lover. However this was fantastic. It took longer to wash and dry the blender than it did to make the soup. How do you spell "scrumptious"? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2004
I hate giving bad reviews but as an experienced cook I just couldn't let this one get by. I put it on my dinner table and polite guests were dumping it back into the serving pot! It was mortifying! Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
I am not a great beet lover. However this was fantastic. It took longer to wash and dry the blender than it did to make the soup. How do you spell "scrumptious"? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
I am not a great beet lover. However this was fantastic. It took longer to wash and dry the blender than it did to make the soup. How do you spell "scrumptious"? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2004
This is a gorgeous soup. It really needs sweet (maui) onions. We used red onions and it was way too oniony. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2005
Wow! I made this soup on the hottest saturday here in california. I used 1/2 a Maui Sweet onion and ate it all the soup myself. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2004
I hate giving bad reviews but as an experienced cook I just couldn't let this one get by. I put it on my dinner table and polite guests were dumping it back into the serving pot! It was mortifying! Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
08/10/2006
Wow I don't know what to say this was really really not good. Neither my boyfriend or I are picky eaters at all and we both like all of the ingredients individually; however we poured this down the drain. I think part of it is the color--it may be natural but it just doesn't look like anything you want to put into your body. After that I'm not sure if it was the lemon or the onion (and I even cut back a bit on the onion) but something just wasn't right. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2010
I hate to review a bad review but sometimes (no usually always) its warranted! This soup tastes like you think it would on the sour side(hello!?!?). It doesn't have a large amount of ingredients but lots of sour cream and lemon juice=sour! A truly "experienced" cook can modify or expand a recipe just by reading it. I am not a chef but read cookbooks like I read a book.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
I love cold soups but usually you have to cook something then chill it. This is so easy. I thought it had the perfect tang from the lemon and sour cream ( I used reduced fat ) and we didn't even notice the onion ( I used half a Vidalia ) My only complaint was I didn't make enough! Oh and in my house - real men do eat pink soup! Thanks for a great summer recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
I added extra lemon juice (one whole lemon) onion salt lots of pepper and an entire 8 oz container of sour cream (plus extra for garnish) then added ice water until it was the right consistency I made this as a starter for a vegetarian dinner party and everyone LOVED it. Delicious and simple!! My favorite kind of recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2007
Good beet soup. Unless you really love onion you might find it's best to cut down on it a bit. A couple of Tablespoons is enough to give it good flavor for our tastes. I'm surprised at the reviews who didn't like the color. Of course it will be pink. Beets aren't white. Read More
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