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Clear Summer Borscht Recipe

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


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 6 servings



This glistening, lemony summer borscht is infused with garlic and utterly refreshing, even thirst-quenching. If you enrich the soup with yogurt, the color will be dark pink. If you don?t, it will be a clear, dark red. Garnish with fresh dill or chives. This soup can be made ahead up to 2-3 days. From the NYT Recipes for Health.

Recipe Ingredients for Clear Summer Borscht

2 pounds beets (8 medium, usually 2 bunches), peeled, cut in half and sliced in thin half-moons
7 cups water
2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cloves garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise, green shoots removed
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt (optional)
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut in small dice

Recipe Directions for Clear Summer Borscht

  1. Combine the beets, water, and 1 teaspoon salt in a soup pot and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add the lemon juice, remaining salt, and sugar and continue to simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the garlic. Allow to cool, then cover and chill (you can speed this process by transferring the soup to a bowl and placing the bowl in an ice bath). Taste and adjust seasoning. Remove the garlic cloves.

  2. Place 2 tablespoons yogurt, if desired, into the center of chilled soup bowls. Ladle in the soup. Garnish with diced cucumber and minced dill or chives.

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Soup, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 528.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
107
Calories from Fat
7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.8g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
923mg
38%
Potassium
632mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
22.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
17.5g
Protein
4.6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 10% 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
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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