Summer Borscht

Summer Borscht

Although I can’t verify its authenticity as a legitimate borscht, I can tell you that it is an amazingly delicious cold soup.

Boil scrubbed beets in salted water for 30-40 minutes, set them aside to cool.

Take 2 cups of the water and 2 cups of chicken broth. Add 16 oz. of sour cream (yes, the whole container), a heaping tablespoon of plain yogurt, two diced and de-seeded cucumbers, a quarter cup of sugar, champagne vinegar and lemon juice to taste, salt and pepper.

You can de-skin the beets with your hands once they cool, but be careful what you wear.

Cube and add the beets to the mixture, stir and chill for 4 hours.

  1. Mchappykun says: August 14, 20094:23 pm

    Beautiful color! It’s good for summer.I’d like to make it sometime.

  2. lily d says: July 8, 20114:43 pm

    ^^ just like to say, it in fact, is not a borscht. this is actually something called holodnik

    tasty nonetheless though =]

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