Borsjtsj, Russian beet soup

When I see fresh beets I think about Borsjtsj, a hearty warming red russian soup. a wonderful soup to enjoy during winter that liven ones day with its bright and beautiful color. You can serve this soup as a starter or as the main meal of the day with sour cream and freshly baked bread.

400 g red beets
100 g potatoes
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
1/2 dl olive oil
1 l stock
1 dl tomato pure
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Sour cream
Fresh parsley
Fresh bread.
Finley chop onion and garlic, peel and dice the beets and potatoes.
In a pot saute the onions, garlic and potatoes in olive oil for about 5 minutes.

Add stock, tomato pure and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the soup simmer under cover for about an hour untill all the ingredients are nice and tender.

Mash everything with an immersion blender untill everything is nice and smooth. Heat the soup again and season with sugar, salt and pepper.
Enjoy the soup warm with sour cream, a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley and some yummy bread.