How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

How to Make Borscht Soup – Borscht Soup Recipe

Borscht Soup Recipe

You don’t have to be Ukrainian to make a perfect borscht soup. I remember my mom and grandmother making this delicious veggie soup very often, spending so much time slicing and chopping all the veggies one by one. In summertime they’d make the vegetarian borscht soup  , with new cabbage and green sour plums, my favorite kind. They’d also make it with slow cooked beef chunks and broth, that one was my dad’s favorite . Well , for him borscht wasn’t a real borscht without that meat in it.

I will put down a quick recipe for meat version as well, hope you’ll try and like this very flavorful and bright colored borscht soup, a dish from Ukrainian cuisine.

How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

Ingredients 

How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

1 small ( about 1 ½ lbs) green cabbage, finely sliced

2 large beetroots ,one shredded the other one cubed

3 large carrots, shredded

1 large onion, finely chopped




How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

2-3 medium potatoes, cubed

3-4 tbs olive oil, or any vegetable oil

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1-2 fresh green chili pepper, or green bell pepper, ( I cut into large strips, later remove from soup)

½ tbs tomato paste , or 2-3 tbs tomato sauce

How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

2 tbs salsa or lecho ( Armenian version for salsa)

2 tbs red pepper paste

2-3 bay leaves

2-3 tbs finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro , you can use both

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp ground coriander

½ tsp curry powder

6-7 cups boiling hot water

Salt to taste

How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

For borscht with meat

1-1 ½ lbs chopped slow cooked beef tenderloin and the broth, it’ll taste even better if you get bone in meat

The rest of ingredients with be the same, as mentioned above




How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

Directions 

How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

Start by cutting, shredding, slicing all your vegetables

In a large stock pot, saute  the onions until translucent

Add shredded carrots and beetroot , ( remember to save the second beetroot for later )

Cook 3-4 minutes or until slightly tender

How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

Add sliced cabbage and potatoes and cook a few more minutes, until the cabbage is tender

Stir in : tomato paste, salsa and pepper paste ( it’s a good idea to mix all these together before adding), refer to YouTube tutorial for more details

Add boiling water or beef stock with meat, cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes

Time to add seasonings, spices, and green pepper, except for the salt and parsley

Cook another 10 minutes or until potatoes are cooked




How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

Add chopped parsley, salt and cook 3-4 minutes

Allow the soup to set at least 15-20 minutes and enjoy!

Bon appetite !

Բարի Ախորժակ!

How to Make Borscht Soup - Borscht Soup Recipe

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