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Toasted amaranth adds a nutty flavor that's truly delicious; sesame seeds make a good substitute.

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Credit: Christopher Testani; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

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20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 3/4 cup soup, 2 tablespoons pickles, and 2 teaspoons amaranth)


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  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add fennel, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and cook 20 minutes or until very tender, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high. Add turmeric; cook 30 seconds. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Add golden beets and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until beets are tender.

  • While soup simmers, combine Chioggia beets, juice, sugar, and cilantro; let stand 30 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add amaranth; cook 1 minute or until toasted, shaking pan constantly. Pour into a bowl.

  • Place half of soup in a blender. Remove center piece of lid (to allow steam to escape); secure lid on blender. Place a towel over opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Repeat with remaining soup mixture. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and red pepper. Spoon mixture into shallow bowls. Top with pickled Chioggias; sprinkle with amaranth.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

129 calories; fat 3.8g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 2mg; sodium 274mg; calcium 56mg.