Borsh is a traditional Russian soup prepared from beets and cabbage. It is usually served with a spoon of sour cream. There are over 40 varieties of hot and cold borsh that use different combinations of vegetables and meats. This is my grandmother's recipe, which is also, arguably, the best one :)
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- 1Shed cabbage, dice potato, dice the onion, cut carrots into rounds, and shred the beats*.
- 2Put cabbage and potato in a pot, add water, chicken broth, and bouillon cubes.
- 3Heat on high until boiling.
- 4Meanwhile saute onion, beets, and carrot together for about 5-7 minutes.
- 5Add diced tomatoes and salt to taste, and cook another 5 minute.
- 6Then add pan mixture into pot, boil for 15 minutes.
- 7Turn off heat add minced garlic. Serve with sour cream and fresh dill.
- 8* Special Note on Beets: Although beets are the most beautiful rich fuchsia on the inside, their juices will stain everything hot pink, including your hands and cutting board. The best way to prep fresh beets for this recipe is to first peel them with a peeler, cut into thin slices, and finally, layer and cut into matchlike sticks.
- 9* For Vegetarians: simply substitute 3 cups of chicken broth with water, and omit chicken bouillon for a great vegetarian variation.
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Nutritional Facts for Borsh - the Most Delicious Traditional Russian Beet Soup
Serving Size: 1 (510 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 232.4
- Calories from Fat 17
- Total Fat 1.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.4 g
- Cholesterol 0.3 mg
- Sodium 1434.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 46.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
- Sugars 12.4 g
- Protein 10.0 g