- Golden Beets are also known as: Yellow Beets or Yellow Beetroot
- Origin and cultivation: cultivated for centuries in Europe
- Availability: year-round
- Appearance: like a beet, only yellow, the color is from betaxanthin pigment
- Flavor: sweeter flavor than red beets
- Trivia: In Europe, a variety of yellow beets were used as animal fodder which led to prejudice that yellow beets were for animals while red were for people
8 golden beets (about 1 pound)
1 small onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
7 cups of water
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon, minced
4 tablespoons of sour cream
3 tablespoons of goji berries
Salt and pepper
Peel the beets and use a food processor to shred them.
Put the beets and water in a pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the carrots, lemon zest and onion and simmer for 20 more minutes. Skim off any foam. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, salt and pepper.
You could serve the soup hot, or cold by chilling for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
When serving, put a tablespoon of sour cream into each bowl and sprinkle with goji berries.