Roasted Garlic-Beet Soup 

Ingredients

3 medium beets

6 garlic cloves

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large leek

1 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1 bay leaf

3 cups water

Salt and pepper

Directions

1. Heat oven to 400 F. Drizzle 3 medium beets with olive oil and roast in parchment-

linedfoil until tender, about 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, drizzle 6 unpeeled garlic cloves with oil and roast in separate foil

packet, about 30 minutes.

3. Unwrap beets, let cool, peel and quarter. Squeeze garlic from skin and set aside.

4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pot over medium heat, add 1 thinly sliced large leek and

cook, stirring until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

5. Add beets and garlic, 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, 1 bay leaf, and 3 cups water.

Season with coarse salt and pepper.

6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Let cool

slightly, then puree in a blender until smooth.

7. Stir in 2 tbsp lemon juice and adjust seasoning.

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