This detox Beet Soup is the perfect remedy for when you feel like you might be coming down with a cold or want to detox from unhealthy foods. It's a great way to kickstart a dietary reset. It's vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and nourishing.
- 3 beets with their tops, washed
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
- Salt to taste
Wash, peel, and chop the beets into 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.
Wash and chop the beet greens with stems into 1-inch strips. Set aside.
Chop the celery stalks into 1/4-inch pieces. Set aside.
Preheat a medium-large pot over medium-low heat.
Put the chopped beets (not the greens yet!) and the celery in the heated pot. Dry sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until celery is bright green.
Add the juice from the lime half and the minced garlic, and cook for another minute.
Turn up the heat to medium, add water and apple cider vinegar and bring to a simmer.
Add the chopped beet greens with stems, roughly chopped fresh cilantro, and cayenne pepper (if using). Stir well, cover, and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes until beet greens are slightly tender but still bright green.
Remove from heat, salt to taste, and enjoy!
EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES
- Cutting board
- Medium-large pot with lid
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Soup
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: beets, beet greens, detox, soup, daniel fast compliant, weight loss, gluten free, soy free, nut free