Russian Borscht

Get a boost of vitamins and nutrients in this warm, beet soup.

by Dani Yokhna
PHOTO: Kelly Sue DeConnick/Flickr


  • 1/2 cup peeled, finely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cups peeled, finely chopped uncooked beets
  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 T. apple-cider vinegar
  • 5 T. sour cream
  • heaping 1/4 cup grated cucumber

Place carrots, onions and beets in large soup pot. Add enough boiling water to barely cover vegetables, and simmer gently, covered, for about 20 minutes. Add butter, stock, cabbage and vinegar and simmer 15 minutes more.

Combine sour cream and grated cucumber.

Place soup in serving bowls, and top each bowl with dollop of sour cream-cucumber mixture.

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