Get Your Love On: Beet Cranberry and Coconut Milk Soup [Vegan]

Beet Cranberry and Coconut Milk Soup

Towards the end of January, I tend to start thinking pink. So, for our final Wednesday Soup of the season, I came up with a super soup of beets and cranberries with coconut milk and amazing subtle spices.  It tastes great hot OR cold.

All we need is a heart-shaped saucepan to cook it in! Tee-hee! No! What we really want is this braiser – well, when it goes on sale, anyway…

Beet Cranberry and Coconut Milk Soup Recipe from the Lunchbox Season

Beet, Cranberry, and Coconut Milk Soup [Vegan]

Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season


  • 8 small beets a bit less than 2 lb, washed, scrubbed, and trimmed
  • 1 c fresh or frozen craberries
  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 cube/coin 1/2-to1-in thick, fresh, peeled ginger
  • 3/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt [we used fine pink himalayan]
  • Pepper
  • 1-2 tbs olive coconut or canola oil
  • 2-4 c vegetable [or your preferred] broth
  • 1 15 oz can coconut milk


  • Heat oven to 375.
  • Place beets in foil and roast for 30 minutes to an hour, until softened all the way through.
  • In the meantime, dice the apples and onion and place on a roasting tray.
  • Mix the cranberries, ginger, and garlic cloves on the vegetable tray.
  • Drizzle the vegetables on the tray with a bit of oil and stir gently with your fingers or tongs.
  • Sprinkle the contents of the tray with optional spices, salt, and pepper as desired.
  • Roast the vegetable tray for 30-40 minutes, until browned and softened.
  • In a blender or food processor, purée the beets and the vegetables in batches, adding broth by the .5 cup until just smooth.
  • Place the vegetable purée in a pot over the stove and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the coconut milk and then the remainder of broth until you've achieved a desirable consistency.
  • Heat through.
  • [If you are after a very fine broth, say, for entertaining, be sure to use a high powered mixer like a vitamix [[we don't bother ]] an run the soup through a sieve! You'll have less soup, but you'll still have all of that amazing flavour!]
  • Serve warm or chilled!


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