Baba’s Borscht

26 Sep

Baba’s Borscht

Yes, it’s true. This recipe came from a wise woman Ukrainian Baba. It’s food for the soul and nourishing right down to the bone. You have never tasted beet soup so good!

4-6 large red beets grated

2 carrots diced

2 large russet potatoes diced

2-3 tomatoes diced

1 large bunch of fresh dill diced

2 cloves of garlic mined

1 large onion diced

a cup of cooked white beans (or canned beans well rinsed)

small handful of peas

salt and pepper to taste

a bay leaf

splash of oil

a splash of cream

In a large soup pot, add the oil and heat on medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for a minute. Add potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes and sauté for another minute. Add beets, bay leaf and peas and stir well. Then add enough water to cover the mixture and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to simmer and add the dill. Cook until beets and potatoes are tender. Serve in bowl and add a splash of cream. Serves 4-6.

Tip: if you bought bunched beets with the greens, then you can steam them and serve as a side dish.



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3 Responses to “Baba’s Borscht”

  1. opthamologists 08. Dec, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far.

  2. Daniel 17. Dec, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    great post, thanks for sharing

  3. jasmine 22. Dec, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    I’m glad you like this recipe! Thanks for your comments 🙂

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