Yellow Beet Soup
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Beets may be considered a superfood because of their high levels of nutrients, including potassium, betaine, magnesium, folate and vitamin C — but their strong flavors can take some getting used to. Golden beets have all the nutrients of red beets but are milder in flavor because they have less betaine, the element that gives beets their earthy, almost medicinal taste.
My favorite way to cook beets is to combine them with a small amount of lentils, which helps balance the flavors. This soup also works well as a sauce for grilled portobello mushrooms or fish.