Also known as “borsch.” This is a beet soup. It is prepared with beets and an assortment of vegetables with meat and/or meat stock. It is served hot or cold and is often garnished with a dollop of sour cream.

From Russia and Poland, borscht is a soup made with fresh beets. The original base for this bright red soup was the cow parsnip. The Russian word ‘borshch’ means cow parsnip. Borscht can be prepared using an assortment of vergetables; or with meat and meat stock; or with a combination of both. Borscht can be served hot or cold, and should always be garnished with a dollop of sour cream.

Ethnicity: Russian, Polish

Season: available year-round

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