Summer Borscht Recipe

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


Submitted by josephino

Makes 6 servings



Courtesy of Barefoot Contessa at Home-FoodTV Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 minutes Inactive Prep Time: 4 hours Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 6 servings - This is an awsome recipy for a hot summer day

Recipe Ingredients for Summer Borscht

2 pounds fresh beets (5 medium fresh beets-no tops)
1 Kosher salt
2 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
16 ounces fat-free sour cream, plus extra for serving
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons Champagne vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 cups English cucumber, medium-diced, seeds removed
1/2 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus extra for serving

Recipe Directions for Summer Borscht

  1. Place the beets in a large pot of boiling salted water and cook uncovered until the beets are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.

  2. Remove the beets to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool.

  3. Strain the cooking liquid through a fine sieve and also set aside to cool.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of the beet cooking liquid, the chicken stock, sour cream, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt, and the pepper.

  5. Peel the cooled beets with a small paring knife or rub the skins off with your hands.

  6. Cut the beets in small to medium dice.

  7. Add the beets, cucumber, scallions, and dill to the soup. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  8. Season, to taste, and serve cold with a dollop of sour cream and an extra sprig of fresh dill.

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup, American, Advance, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 388.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
201
Calories from Fat
18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.0g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
806mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
40.0g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
28.4g
Protein
8.2g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 21% Iron 12%
* 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
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in potassium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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