Leona's Borscht

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by fluffystew

Ukrainian-style borscht - my mother-in-law's recipe. I have a jar of Sour Salt I use instead of the salt and vinegar in the recipe. I had only ever tried cold beets once or twice (ew!) before being introduced to borscht. I remember I was reluctant to try the weird red soup. What a wonderful surprise when it hit my taste buds! Now I crave it regularly. You may want to play with the ingredients until it tastes the way you like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute celery and onion and add to shredded beets in soup pot.
  2. Add carrots, green beans, fresh dill, potatoes, and onion soup mix.
  3. Add water to cover, plus an extra inch.
  4. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add peas and broad beans.
  6. Add salt and vinegar, to taste.
  7. Just before serving, stir in cream.

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