Chilled beetroot soup with soured cream, cucumber and scallions


Preparation info

  • For

    six to eight

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

By Denis Cotter

Published 1999

  • About

This soup is so beautiful to look at, as well as to eat, that I put it on summer menus despite it being one of the lowest-selling dishes ever in the history of catering. I have to confess that I don’t get up frighteningly early on the occasional sunny days of summer in Ireland just to have chilled beetroot soup ready for lunch. When the first big box of fresh summer beetroot comes in I make a batch of this soup without the yoghurt and freeze small boxes of it. Be prepared, as they say. Brid