These ingredients added to a vegetable stock will give you one of the world's most delicious and satisfying soups!
Humble, yet exhilarating, this delicious borscht is a perfect winter soup - inexpensive, perfect with bread and butter, it will warm and comfort you. I have used this recipe for the past 45 years without changing a thing (!) because it is untweakable and too simple to goof up.
It is purely vegetarian, it is kosher, it can be gluten free, for those like some of my diners, who truly guard against wheat in any form, and it smells wonderful, is pro-biotic and probably is good for weight control - a necessity this time of year.
I first found this recipe in the New York Times Bread & Soup cookbook back in the '70s, and am delighted to share it with you. Enjoy - and enjoy the season!
- 1 head of cabbage, all outer leaves removes, quartered, cored and nicely shredded
- 9 C vegetable (or chicken) stock (you can use 2 cartons of stock and add a cup of H2O)
- 1-1/2 C diced Spanish onion
- 1/2 C carrots, diced
- 1/4 C celery, diced
- 1-28oz can (or 2-15oz) of diced tomatoes ('no salt' is good)
- 8 ginger snaps (regular or gluten free work just fine)
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
- 1/4 C light brown sugar
- 1 tsp sour salt (aka: kosher salt - Rokeach is a good brand; also known as citric acid)
- Bring the stock to a boil in a stockpot
- Add all the ingredients EXCEPT
- Brown sugar and the sour salt
- Simmer for 1- 1/2 hours
- Add the brown sugar and sour salt
- Simmer, covered for 15 additional minutes
- THANKS, HANNAH - WHEREVER YOU MAY BE!
|Amount Per Recipe||%DV|
|Recipe Size 389g|
|Calories from Fat 4||1%|
|Total Fat 0.48g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0.14g||1%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 83.16g||22%|
|Dietary Fiber 6.8g||23%|