Feb 072011

[Photo-bowl of homemade V8 Beet Soup]

If you love tomatoes and the taste of V8 juice, or Bloody Mary, you will love my delicious Homemade V8 Beet Soup.  In addition to tasting great, this soup is super high in fiber, low sodium, and low calories.  All the vegetables, especially the beets, have a wonderful detoxifying affect to cleans your internal system.  In fact, studies have shown that nutrients in beets enable our body to grab on to toxins, neutralize them, and make them water-soluble for excretion through urine.  Hence, this is a great soup to have regularly throughout the year.  So bookmark this recipe and come back to it from time to time.

This soup is also excellent if you are trying to lose weight.  Drinking a bowl of this soup before your meal will curb the amount of food you eat later.  This V8 Beet Soup also keeps you feeling full longer.  Hence, you take in less calories without feeling hungry quickly.

[Photo-ingredients for V8 Soup with Beet]

Beautiful vegetables for delicious V8 Soup with Beet


[Photo-prepared ingredients for V8 Beet Soup]

Prepared ingredients all cut up and ready to go

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Recipe: Homemade V8 Soup with Beets
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 8 - 10
  • 1 fist-sized red beet root
  • 1 medium-sized potato
  • 1 cup of corn kernels
  • 3 small stalks of celery (about ⅔ cups chopped)
  • ⅓ of a small red cabbage (about 6 oz or 2 cups chopped)
  • ½ small onion
  • ½ small green bell pepper, seeds removed
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ketchup (optional)
  1. Wash all ingredients. Leaving the skin on, cut the beet root to ⅛" thin slices or strips. Peel and cut the potato to ¼" thin pieces. Cut the celery, cabbage, onion, green bell pepper, and tomatoes to small strips.
  2. Bring 8 cups of water to boil in a tall skinny pot (a short pasta pot works well), so that all vegetables can be covered in water later. Add all 8 vegetables to the pot. Cover and bring the pot of water back to a boil over high heat.
  3. When boiling, cook over medium heat for 20 - 25 minutes. Set the timer.
  4. When ready, drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil to the soup and stir. Add the optional ketchup as desired for additional flavor.
1. See the Beetroot page under the Common Ingredients section for preparation and health benefits of beetroots.


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  3 Responses to “Homemade V8 Beet Soup”

  1. This sounds both easy and delicious – my favourite combination. :) I would add some carrots, salt, and pepper and then I’m sure it would taste very much like fresh V8. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Hi Sarah. Thanks for your visit and comment! Yes, you can definitely add carrots to this recipe and make it a traditional V8. I opted to use beet root here for a different twist and to make the soup a little sweeter. After adding the ketchup, make sure you taste the soup first to determine whether you still need the salt or not. Let us know how your version turns out! Happy eating!

  3. Another amazing soup recipe! Thanks so much for linking up at squash my blog hop :-)

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