Slow Cooker Beet Borscht with Tzatziki
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For a heartier meal, add 4 ounces purchased lump crab meat, picked over for shells and cartilage.
uncooked beets2 pound(s), roots and greens removed, peeled and quartered
fat free reduced sodium vegetable broth4 cup(s)
store-bought horseradish2 Tbsp
uncooked onion(s)1 cup(s), chopped, yellow
table salt½ tsp
English cucumber(s)2 ½ cup(s), peeled and chopped
plain fat free yogurt⅔ cup(s), (do not use Greek yogurt)
fat free sour cream⅓ cup(s)
dill1 Tbsp, fresh, minced
minced garlic1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice1 tsp
black pepper¼ tsp
- Mix the beets, broth, horseradish, onion, and salt in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook overnight for 8 hours. The mixture can remain on the keep-warm setting for up to 3 hours.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the soup right in the slow cooker (or puree it in batches using a use a countertop blender). Either set the covered insert into the refrigerator or pour the soup into a container, seal, and refrigerate. Chill for at least 8 hours or up to 3 days.
- Mix the cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, dill, garlic, lemon juice, and pepper in a medium bowl until uniform. To serve, divide the soup among six soup bowls and top each with on sixth of the cucumber mixture.
- Serving size: 1 cup soup and 1/2 cup tzatziki.