Beetroot Tahini Soup

Beetroot Tahini Soup

Beetroot Tahini Soup is super easy to make with just a bunch of simple ingredients. And the result? Light yet satisfying dish with a complex flavour profile – nutty, savoury (but subtly sweet), and herbaceous. Grab some crusty bread, and you will have a wonderful option for your lunch or dinner.

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Beetroot Tahini Soup

Hello everyone!

How are you doing? Let me guess: enjoying the spring?! So we are. I mean, our Canadian spring – snowy, rainy, windy, and so on. I am not complaining, though. Technically, it’s still a couple of days until the astronomical spring. Besides, I don’t mind enjoying soup season for a little longer. (In fact, we enjoy it all year round.)

Beetroot Tahini Soup

This Beetroot Tahini Soup is an excellent example of when comfort food can also be healthy. Made with just a couple of simple ingredients and without any cream or butter, it is definitely healthy. Tahini makes the consistency of this soup perfectly rich and velvety. While tahini is quite high in calories and should be consumed in moderation, it is also nutritious offering you a plenty of health benefits. And since it is high in protein, it makes the soup incredibly filling, too!

Plus, it will only require about 20 minutes of active cooking time from you, and the remaining time you can leave it almost unsupervised. That’s a win-win, right?

More Hearty Soup Recipes

Looking for more winter soup ideas? I have plenty!

Beetroot Horseradish Soup

Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup

Carrot Cheddar Soup

Celeriac Pear Soup

Potato Fennel Bacon Soup

Chicken Borscht

More Beetroot Recipes

Do you love beetroots? Make sure to check these recipes then:

Beetroot Horseradish Dip

Beetroot Pine Nut Dip

Roasted Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Walnut Prune Dip

I hope you like this Beetroot Tahini Soup, and you will give it a try shortly. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share your photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Beetroot Tahini Soup

Beetroot Tahini Soup

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Soups, Dinner, Lunch


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Beetroot Tahini Soup is super easy to make with just a bunch of simple ingredients. And the result? Light yet satisfying dish with a complex flavour profile – nutty, savoury (but subtly sweet), and herbaceous.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 2-4 garlic cloves, minced

  • about 2 lb. beets, peeled and roughly cubed

  • 6 cups of light broth or water

  • 1/2 to 2/3 tsp. salt

  • black pepper, to taste

  • 1 tbsp. fresh or 1/2 tbsp. dried thyme

  • 1/2 tbsp. Italian seasonings herbs

  • 1-2 bay leaves

  • 1/4 cup tahini plus more, for garnish

  • toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

  • fresh thyme or other herbs, for garnish (optional)


  • In a large pot heat the oil over low-medium heat. Cook the onions and garlic, for 5-7 minutes, until soft but not browned.
  • Add the beets and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the water or broth to fully cover the beets. Season with the salt and pepper and stir in the herbs. Cover and let it simmer for about 45 to 60 minutes, or until the beets are tender.
  • At the end remove and discard the bay leaf and stir in the tahini. Off the heat and let the soup cool a bit, until easy to handle.
  • Using a regular or immersion blender, pure until the desired consistency (pro-tip: for the extra smooth and silky texture, you can add a spoon or so of butter when pureeing.) You may want to thin it up with more water or broth, because the tahini will thicken it up. Try and adjust the seasoning, if needed. Serve garnished as desired. Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “Beetroot Tahini Soup

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    The color of this soup is amazing, Ben! And I love that swirl of tahini on top, too – it looks so appetizing. Laura is a huge fan of beets, and I really should cook with tahini more often. This is a good way to fend off the chill of these early spring days!
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  2. Raymund says:

    This Beetroot Tahini Soup looks amazing! I love that it’s healthy yet still has a rich and velvety consistency thanks to the tahini. Plus, it’s so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. I can’t wait to try it out, especially with some crusty bread on the side. Thanks for sharing this recipe and your other soup and beetroot recipes too, they all sound delicious!

  3. David Scott Allen says:

    Hi Ben! Sorry for my absence! :)

    I love the sound of ths soup – so earthy and comforting. Spring here is lasting longer than usual – I have only had to wear shorts a couple of times. :)

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