About the Dish:
Borscht is a traditional Eastern European soup that is loved for its rich and hearty flavors. It is made with beets, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and other vegetables, cooked in a beef or vegetable broth. The soup is typically garnished with sour cream and fresh dill. Borscht is a versatile dish that can be served hot or cold, and it is known for its vibrant red color. It is a popular comfort food during the cold winter months and is often enjoyed with crusty bread or dumplings.
|Beets||2 cups, diced|
|Cabbage||1 cup, shredded|
|Potatoes||2 cups, diced|
|Carrots||1 cup, diced|
|Garlic||3 cloves, minced|
|Beef or Vegetable Broth||4 cups|
|Tomato Paste||2 tablespoons|
|Sour Cream||For garnish|
|Fresh Dill||For garnish|
- Step 1: In a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
- Step 2: Add the beets, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots to the pot. Stir in the tomato paste and vinegar. Cook for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to blend together.
- Step 3: Pour in the beef or vegetable broth, and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Step 4: Remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool slightly. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree about half of the soup until smooth. This will give the soup a thicker consistency.
- Step 5: Return the soup to the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Step 6: Serve the borscht hot, garnished with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill.