Creamy Beet Soup with Feta Cheese

A dish that will brighten up a winter day and make you smile when you taste it. A delight to the eyes and the taste-buds, this soup has the special touch of Zucchi flavored oils.

COOK TIME 20 minutes
PREP TIME 40 minutes
SKILL LEVEL Medium
SERVES 4

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INGREDIENTS

  • 17.6 ounces / cooked beets, peeled and diced
  • 17.6 ounces / potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 7 ounces / feta cheese, diced
  • 1 clove / garlic, roughly chopped
  • as needed / 100% Italiano Sustainable Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • as needed / Chili Pepper-Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 / orange, cut into julienne strips
  • 1 sprig of / mint, stem removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon / Sunflower seeds
  • to taste / Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat two tablespoons of Zucchi extra virgin olive oil, add the garlic and cook over medium heat. Add the beet, potatoes and salt to taste. Cook over high heat for a couple of minutes. Add two cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and turn down the heat to low; simmer for about 20 minutes.

Place the feta in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of Zucchi chili-flavored extra virgin olive oil and the mint then cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

When the vegetables are soft, take the pan off the heat and blend with an immersion mixer or blender until creamy. Add salt as necessary and let cool for a few minutes.

Divide the soup in the bowls and top with feta cheese. Garnish with sunflower seeds, a few mint leaves and orange peels. Complete the dish with a swirl of Sinfonia oil and serve.

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Creamy Beet Soup with Feta Cheese

A dish that will brighten up a winter day and make you smile when you taste it. A delight to the eyes and the taste-buds, this soup has the special touch of Zucchi flavored oils.