Cold Beet and Orange Soup

  • 1.5 pound beets, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 TBLS fresh basil or 1 tsp dried, optional
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
  • Salt to taste

Put all ingredients into sauce pan except orange juice. Bring to a boil and simmer until beets are very tender, about 30 minutes. Cool and puree. Add the orange juice. Add salt to taste (or omit). Chill before serving.

Freezes well.