Borscht - Eat Simple Food Print


Borscht is a hearty & filling beet, carrot, and cabbage soup recipe.  Perfect for a cold day.  Make sure you don’t get it on your clothes though – this vibrant color is hard to get out!  You may even want to wear kitchen gloves so your hands don’t stain.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 40 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Ukraine


  • 2 Tbsp e.v. olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 2 medium beets, rinsed not peeled, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, rinsed not peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potatoes,rinsed not peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 very small head cabbage,  roughly chopped
  • water or broth
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped as garnish
  • 1 cup sour cream –optional as garnish


  • Bring a large pot to medium heat and add olive oil and onions.  Sweat the onions for ~ 15 minutes covered, stirring occassionally.  Reduce heat and/or add more oil if necessary.  You want them translucent, not caramelized.
  • Reduce heat to low and add cabbage and 1/2 cup water and stir.  Cover and cook ~ 15 minutes or until wilted.  Add beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, and enough water to cover all the vegetable by 1/4″.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook ~ 20-25 minutes (stirring occasionally)  or until all vegetables are tender.  Blend it with an Immersion blender or blender until smooth. Add salt to taste.
  • Spoon into bowls. Top with fresh sour cream and dill.  Happy Soupin’!  Beckie


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Blender– For a smoother consistency than an immersion blender but more work to clean.
  • Immersion blender – makes fast work of pureeing soups and cleans easily.

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Keywords: Borscht, Beets, Cabbage, Beet Soup, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan

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