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Soup Something Up

Break your fast at Iftar with this perfect stomach liner for the meal to follow. A warm bowl of soup is the perfect start to Iftar. Packed with nutrients and much-needed minerals, it aids digestion.

After a long day of fasting, soup is a nutritious and healthy way to begin Iftar. Not only will soup help to replace lost fluids, it will also provide you with a rich source of vitamins and prepare your digestive system for the meal ahead.

This colourful soup, with its mix of antioxidant-rich beets, sweet potato and carrots, joins tender zucchini to create a soup that tastes as if it was simmered all afternoon. In fact, it comes together in under an hour. The sweet-tangy beets add an unexpected but welcome layer of flavour to this hearty soup, which is a perfect way to begin your Iftar meal. 

For the finishing touch, a garnish of vibrant green, lemony gremolata brightens the soup’s flavour. Garlic, lemon and parsley may seem ordinary but they come alive when combined. Crisp flatbread makes a perfect accompaniment to this meal-in-a-bowl.

For more recipes, or to learn more about Aunt Nellie’s beets and other products, visit www.AuntNellies.com. 

– Family Features

Rustic Vegetable-Beet Soup

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6




To make gremolata, combine all the ingredients.

Nutrition information per serving (1/6 of recipe): 210 calories; 6 g fat; 6 g protein; 33 g carbohydrate; 6 g dietary fibre; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg iron; 727 mg sodium; 0.13 mg thiamin; 6981 IU vitamin A;  8 mg vitamin C.