Plate with Vegetarian Beet Borscht Soup

➡️ Searching for easy borscht recipes in 2023? On this webpage, you’ll find out how to make beet borscht soup in 12 steps at home. It is possible that many of you have never tasted or even heard of borscht. Below the page, there is some additional information to clarify what it is about.

➡️ Borsht can be cooked in various ways and there are some regional recipes that differentiate the basic versions such as Russian borsht, Ukrainian borsht, and Polish borsht. My easy beet borscht recipe helps you cook homemade beet soup with simple and tasty ingredients like beetroot, potato, and sour cream.

➡️ Cooking borscht is particularly simple and quick, especially if you use canned beets. Recipes are simple and easy even for novice cooks. Learn how to make vegetarian beet borscht soup from scratch using a tasty and easy borscht recipe!

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How to Cook Beet Borscht Soup from Scratch

What ingredients do I need for the vegetarian beet borscht recipe?

Red Beetroot

1) 3 medium-sized carrots
2) 3 medium-sized parsley or parsnip roots
3) 1 small celery root
4) 1 medium-sized red onion
5) some salt to taste
6) 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
7) 400 g/14 oz of canned chopped tomatoes
8) black peppercorns to taste
9) 1-2 dried bay leaves or to taste
10) 1 kg/35 oz of roasted or boiled red beets
11) 500 g/17 oz of potatoes
12) 0.5-1 l/17-35 fl oz of borscht or some apple cider vinegar to taste
13) a large bundle of greenery (parsley, coriander, celery)
14) some sour cream for serving (optional)

How to make vegetarian beet borscht from scratch?

Plate with Vegetarian Beet Borscht Soup

1) roast, bake or boil red beetroot, wait to cool a bit, then peel them off, and cube them into small-medium sized pieces
2) peel carrots, parsnip, celery, and onion off, chop small, and place them into a large pot
3) season with some salt to taste, then pour oil, and water into the pot just enough to cover the vegetables
4) put the pot on the stove and simmer the vegetables over high temperature for about 5 minutes or until slightly softened
5) open the tomato can and pour the content into the pot, then continue simmering ingredients for about 2 minutes
6) add black peppercorns and dried bay leaves to the pot
7) add cubed beet into the pot
8) peel potatoes off, then add them to the pot
9) reduce the temperature, fill the pot with water and boil the ingredients until are all soft (about 20-30 minutes)
10) sour the soup with borscht to taste (you can use apple cider vinegar instead of borscht if you don’t have this ingredient)
11) chop greenery finely, add it to the pot, and boil the soup 1-2 minutes more
12) add 1 tbsp of sour cream to each plate when serving the borscht (optional)

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Final Notes for the Beet Borscht Soup Recipe

➡️ Vegetable soups are among the most popular soup recipes in the Balkans, but also in Central and Eastern Europe. For centuries, people in these regions have had a diet based on many vegetables and this explains their very good health and high longevity.

➡️ One of the much-underestimated vegetables and, as a result, little used in Western cuisine is beetroot. It is not clear to me why this is happening, perhaps because vegetable soups are not often cooked in Western countries.

➡️ Borscht is one of the soups specific to Eastern Europe and is very popular in the Slavic space in particular. Russians, Ukrainians, and Poles love borscht and each country has at least one specific recipe for this kind of vegetable soup.

➡️ The borscht recipe on this page is Ukrainian-inspired and is prepared only with beets and other vegetables, being perfect to prepare a vegetarian or even vegan soup because the cream added at the end can be easily removed from the ingredients.

➡️ Cooking borscht is very easy. Beets can be prepared even 1-2 days before and in this case, the preparation of the soup does not take more than 30 minutes. Of course, you can also use canned beets if you have them at hand.

➡️ Using sprouted wheat borscht for souring is optimal, but you can also sour soup with apple or wine vinegar if you don’t have this ingredient.

➡️ Enjoy cooking beet borscht soup from scratch! For additional info, read more on borscht.

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