Turmeric Golden Beet Soup

Turmeric Golden Beet Soup

Today’s post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free in honor of the So Delicious 21 Day Dairy Free Challenge for a Dairy-Free Menu Plan event for it is being hosted by Go Dairy Free. I decided to create a soup for the dinner category as it’s soup season and I love a good healthy soup. I hope you enjoy this Turmeric Golden Beet Soup as much as my family and I do. As I posted last week I love the So Delicious 21 Day Dairy Free Challenge and it’s great for so many, those who have been eating dairy free for years to those who are new to it. Those trying a paleo or vegan lifestyle or those who have been for years or vegetarian debating going vegan. Or those who want to cut dairy to see if it helps them feel better.

Turmeric Golden Beet Soup


Turmeric Golden Beet Soup
with spicy kimchi

It’s soup season and I don’t know about you but I could eat soup daily, especially living in the Midwest where it’s cold and snowy. Soups are one of my favorite comfort foods and I love a good healthy bowl that packs in lots of nutrients. Soups can be simple and blended in minutes or complex and cook for hours but they always make me smile and make my tummy happy. Well unless we’re talking about heavy soups like cream based ones which we aren’t.

I love beets, no shock or surprise if you are a regular readier like many who link up with my co-host Deborah and I for Meatless Monday. I often make beet soup with more traditional red beets as I love the bright red and pink hue but I decided to do a little something different since I’m also loving turmeric and was wanting another soup to add to the rotation with it to help with inflammation. A perfect soup for delicious golden or orange beets! While you can use traditional beets I really wanted that golden color to come through that I love and embrace using turmeric.

Turmeric Golden Beet Soup

Golden beets are a nutrient-rich food low in calories and high in fiber and potassium, 4-ounces contains 2 to 3 grams of fiber, 369 milligrams potassium, and 130 milligrams of calcium. Potassium is a mineral that aids in fluid control and electrolyte balance. The only difference between golden or orange beets and red beets is the pigment, nutritionally they are the same.

I’ve talked about my love for turmeric, especially for recovery. Turmeric supports a healthy immune system as it’s packed with antioxidants and includes great anti-inflammatory properties. I didn’t realize when I first fell in love that it can also help fight against oxidative stress in the body. I go into more detail about the amazing health benefits of turmeric in my Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl post.

Turmeric Golden Beet Soup
with spicy kimchi

Adding spices like garlic, onion, and ginger. Ginger being another powerful food that I love. Blending with broth and Original (full fat) So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk this soup will warm you up and leave you full and satisfied and really does a body good. Another twist and how I like to make it is blending in hemp hearts to really up the nutritional value and add protein. They make the soup a little thicker and adds easily digestible protein and healthy omegas! If you don’t have these you can leave them out, they’re optional.

Another on of the reasons I love this soup, as if I really needed any, is that it’s quick to make especially if you roast the beets ahead of time. You can blend the soup up in 30 minutes. I’m not a batch cooker or planner much but I like to buy a bunch of beets and roast them ahead of time as they are great for salads, snacks, and soup. If I get to the end of the week and I’m not going to eat them I quarter them and put them in the freezer for smoothies and smoothie bowls. Wasting food is the biggest reason I don’t batch cook or food prep much. Our lives our busy and schedules change and I also like to eat what I need and want so what I might want Sunday might not be what I want or my body needs later in the week. For that reason I only food prep a day or two in advance and with this that can be used for another purpose later should things change like beets, sweet potatoes, and keeping foods prepped in the freezer or with soaked chia seeds if I don’t eat them for breakfast we can easily enjoy them for a snack or dessert or blend them into a smoothie/smoothie bowl or something but often they get eaten within a day or two.

Turmeric Golden Beet Soup

One last note on the golden beets is if you don’t see them at your local grocer you can request them. I did this at my local Whole Foods as they were in stock and when I went back a week later to make another batch to photograph they were out. I requested them and they got them in within a couple days. Alternatively you can also use red beets you just won’t have the beautiful golden color.


Turmeric Golden Beet Soup

Turmeric Golden Beet Soup
Makes 4 servings
1- 1 1/4lb golden beets, with steams removed
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 small yellow onion, or half a large
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp grated ginger root
1 tsp ground turmeric
fresh ground pepper
pinch of salt
3c to a full quart vegetable broth*
1 box So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk
1/4c hemp seeds (Navitas Naturals)*

Toppings optional but our favs are coconut milk, hemp seeds, spicy kimchi, and spicy roasted chickpeas.

Blend in 1/4c of hemp seeds and the additional cup of broth (a full quart) for a thicker soup that will also bump up the protein and nutrition adding easily digestible protein and healthy omegas.


Start by roasting the beets, beets can be roasted ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a couple days if needed. Preheat oven to 425F. Poke beet tops with a sharp knife a couple times and wrap each beet in foil. Place foil wrapped beets on a rimmed baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes to an hour, or until beets are tender. Exact time will depend on the size of your beets. Once cool enough to handle remove from foil and skins should easily rub off. Clean up bottoms if needed and quarter beets.

In a heavy pan, I like to use my enamel coated cast iron Dutch oven, heat oil. Add in onion and sauté 3-5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook another minute or so. Stir in turmeric, ginger, pepper, and salt. Stir in broth and bring to just a boil. Carefully add hot mixture and quartered beets to a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Or you can use an immersion blender or food processor. Return soup to pan and heat over medium heat until just comes to a boil. Wash your Vitamix or blender container out right away as turmeric will stain. Once soup comes to a boil, reduce down to low and whisk in coconut milk reserving a few tablespoons for drizzling over the top. Pour into bowls and drizzle with remaining coconut milk and toppings of choice. Enjoy!
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Turmeric Golden Beet Soup

Turmeric Golden Beet Soup is a delicious nutritionally packed bowl of comfort food that is naturally gluten free and vegan.



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73 Responses to Turmeric Golden Beet Soup

  1. This sounds so medicinal and immune boosting and looks beautiful! Love finding new ways to incorporate turmeric. Pinning!
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  2. Annmarie says:

    I LOVE turmeric! Cannot WAIT to try this!
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  3. yes genius idea to use the yellow beets for soups! This looks delicious and happy meatless Monday
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  4. That beet soup almost looks too good to eat! I love beets.
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  5. Love this recipe. I’m always looking for more places to stick some healthy turmeric, so thanks for another delicious looking one!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you and you’re welcome! I just can’t get enough and it’s really helping with my post fitness recovery, even if it didn’t I’d still eat it it’s just too good.

  6. Laura says:

    I still need to jump on the tumeric train! this sounds so cozy and delicious!
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  7. I never would have thought about adding spicy kimchi as a topping but what a great idea! I bet thats amazing

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      I’m not sure why but I love spicy toppings on my soup or avocado. Kimchi is always a go to or spicy roasted chickpeas. Sometimes I just like simple though and go with the hemp seeds.

  8. I’ve been using turmeric like crazy lately. Never thought to use golden beets in a soup like this. Genius!

  9. Taylor Kiser says:

    This turmeric golden beet soup needs to happen in my life! Love all the wonderful flavors going on and how easy it is to make!

  10. I have never tried golden beets. Sounds delicious!
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  11. I have heard of all the benefits of tumeric but i HAD NO IDEA i COULD MAKE IT INTO A SOUP! sounds more appetizing than drinking it with water! haha

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Oh no not with water! This soup, I put it in smoothies, on healthy baked French fries…. trust me there are much better ways to enjoy it than with water and there’s a few I think you’d love on my blog.

  12. abbey sharp says:

    I need to try this, looks soooo good! And super tasty too!
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  13. The color of this soup just makes me want to dive in! It looks so creamy!
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  14. Love using turmeric in recipes – so dleicious and so many great anti inflammatory properties!
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  15. Cassandra says:

    What a gorgeous color! I love roasted beets. This is a perfect bowl of comfort to me.
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  16. Loving this! Just tried golden beets for the first time ever last week. Beet lover for life!!! Also trying to incorporate more turmeric into recipes so this is perfect!!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Chrissa! I love beets and I’m happy you came over to join the beet lover club! I hope you enjoy this soup as much as I do!

  17. I love roasted beets and the combo of turmeric and golden beets is so pretty and full of nutrition. Love the idea to top this creamy soup with kimchi too!

  18. I love everything about this soup! Turmeric, golden beets, and kimchi! Yes please! Would love to warm up with a big bowl of this for dinner!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      This bowl is just what you need to warm up with the next time you have to shovel all that snow! 😉 It’s just what your body will want and need!

  19. Oh my- this looks delicious! I’m drooling. Love that you used golden beets for a lighter flavor.

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! I may have just used the beets so I got a bright golden color that paired well with the turmeric. 😉

  20. Chrissy says:

    I’m with you! Midwest winters can be LONG and I could eat soup every day too! I really like that most often you can make a huge pot and freeze it for later. Just wish my girls loved soup as much as I do.
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      I wish I could freeze it but we often eat it and then eat it for a couple days after if there is any. I rarely freeze it but sometimes.

  21. I’m not really a fan of beets, but I think I’d enjoy this soup! So pretty, too.

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      This does have a lighter beet flavor but it still is beets. My girls aren’t fans of beets but they eat this, but don’t love it as much as my husband and I do.

  22. jill conyers says:

    Looks creamy and delicious. Love soup season!
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  24. I’ve been looking for a new soup recipe to try out. This sounds really good, is it sweet?
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  25. This soup is so delicious and love that it’s vegan! The color is legit too!
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  26. Ilka says:

    Gosh you have no idea how much I love this soup idea Sarah! Another awesome recipe of yours!!

  27. This soup looks positively velvety! You did SUCH an amazing job on it Sarah and your topping options are brilliant! I always have hemp seeds on hand and have never thought to use them this way. The kimchi threw me for a surprise loop!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Alisa! It’s so creamy with the coconut milk and adding in the hemp seeds it’s still nice and creamy and just a little thicker but really bumps up the nutrition! Sometimes I want a nice soothing soup and sometimes I like a little spice and the kimchi goes so well with it as does spicy roasted chickpeas.

  28. What’s the trick to loving beets?! I love the tumeric though such a key to great recovery!!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      I know you aren’t a fan. This isn’t as “beety” and the girls will eat it even though they aren’t fans of beets like the hubby and I. I’m not sure if there is a trick. :/

  29. I’ve never thought to blend beets to make a creamy soup but this looks absolutely fabulous. Plus who can say no to turmeric?!

  30. Jenn says:

    What a gorgeous healthy soup! I’ve been on a turmeric kick for several months now. This soup give me another reason to keep it going. Yum!
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  31. I’m always looking for new varieties of soups! This one definitely fits the bill. Thanks for sharing!
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  32. Mikki says:

    This soup sounds amazing! What a great way to get turmeric in!
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  33. Emily Kyle says:

    I am obsessed with turmeric and love to add it to everything! I love how it perfectly compliments the golden beets in this recipe, can’t wait to give it a try! Yum!
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  34. I am right there with you! I love soup season and could eat it everyday! ESPECIALLY if this is what I get to eat!
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  35. Alexa says:

    Golden beets … I am always stumped as to what to do with them. This soup looks really good, and good for you! Loving the touch of kimchi!!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! This has to be one of my favorite ways to use them. Salads are good if I want to add more color but I couldn’t have been more happy with this soup.

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