Borscht Recipe

Looking for an easy Borscht recipe? Learn how to make Borscht using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by coolebyaka

Makes 6 servings



Borscht is a popular soup in this part of Europe, with numerous hearty variations that almost always feature the earthy beet. The majority of the time the soup has meat in it, but I didn't miss it one bit (nor did I notice that the soup has hardly any fat). I made a huge pot and the leftovers have only grown tastier. The flavor is light and hearty at the same time, made gently sour by the addition of lemon juice, and far greater than the sum of its parts.

Recipe Ingredients for Borscht

1 pound beets (beetroot)
1 medium onion, sliced into half-moons
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
3/4 pound white cabbage, cut thinly into shreds
1 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups fat free chicken broth
2 cups water
2 T lemon juice
1 Salt to taste
1/4 t black pepper
6 t fat free Sour cream (optional, omit for vegan soup)

Recipe Directions for Borscht

  1. Peel and cut the onions, carrots, and beets (alternatively, shred the carrots and beets using the shredding blade of a food processor) and sauté over medium heat in the olive oil with a pinch of salt in a large soup pot. Reserve a small amount of beet to grate and add near the end to enliven the color.

  2. In the meantime, bring the vegetable stock to a boil. When the vegetables are soft (about 5 minutes), add the shredded cabbage and the hot stock. Bring to a boil and simmer 15-25 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. With a few minutes left, add the reserved grated beet.

  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then squeeze in the lemon juice, aiming for a pleasing but subtle sour taste. Serve with freshly grated black pepper, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped parsley, if desired.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 426.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
117
Calories from Fat
31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.5g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
628mg
26%
Potassium
588mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
16.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
10.7g
Protein
5.9g
Vitamin A 83% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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