Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins

I was initially grossed out at the idea of borscht years ago. But after I've learned to love beets, I decided to potchke around the kitchen and make my own as a mish-mash of various recipes, and have it be 100% vegetarian. Vegan, actually. Unlike most borscht recipes, this has no cabbage in it. It was mostly out of laziness and cheapness because I ended up with three large beets and didn't feel like buying anything else. But I love beets now, so it worked!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shred the beets, onion, and carrot in a food processor.
  2. Bring the vegetable broth to a low boil, then add the oil, sugar, vinegar, bay leaves, and spices.
  3. Add the shredded veggies, loosely cover, and let simmer for 40 minutes or until all or most of the broth has been absorbed.
  4. Remove from the heat and let stand for 40-60 minutes. Serve warm or hot, I think it is pure awesomeness on a fresh Kossar's bialy.
  5. Want to make the creamy variety? Use 2-3 cups of veggie broth or stock instead of the whole quart, and 1-2 cups of unsweetened soy, rice, or almond milk. About 4 cups of liquid are needed.