Russian Borscht

This classic Russian soup is easy to make and full of nutrients.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb. (4 medium) red beets, peeled and shredded
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½" pieces
  • ½ head cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 8 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 8 small sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread

Directions

  • To a 6-quart stockpot over medium-high heat, add broth, onion, garlic, beets, and carrots; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add cabbage, salt, and black pepper; cook an additional 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Ladle the soup into bowls; garnish with sour cream and fresh dill. Serve with sourdough bread.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb. (4 medium) red beets, peeled and shredded
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½" pieces
  • ½ head cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 8 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 8 small sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread

Directions

  • To a 6-quart stockpot over medium-high heat, add broth, onion, garlic, beets, and carrots; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add cabbage, salt, and black pepper; cook an additional 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Ladle the soup into bowls; garnish with sour cream and fresh dill. Serve with sourdough bread.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories240
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium1340mg
Total Carbohydrate41g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars10g
Protein10g