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Not Your Baba's Borscht

July  6, 2015
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Photo by Alexandra D
Author Notes

This borscht isn't very traditional, but it tastes like it is. It's made without the normal load of butter for frying the vegetables and all the veggies (minus the tomatoes) are shredded together in a food processor before throwing them into the pot. The kale adds some great nutritional punch. You can find more of my recipes at —Alexandra | Occasionally Eggs

  • Makes A very large pot
  • 2 cups cups beets
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup potato
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 2 cups kale
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, dried, or frozen dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Wash and scrub your vegetables well, peeling if not organic or if they have thick skins. Put the tomato to the side. Throw all the other veggies through the shredder in your food processor and then dice the tomato by hand.
  2. Heat a large pot over medium heat with a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil. Don't worry about the coconut flavour, you can't taste it in the final product. Once it's hot, add all the vegetables. Cook down for a few minutes or until they start to sweat.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the temperature and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender. Add the dill, salt, and pepper. Serve hot with a dollop of vegan yogurt or sour cream. A great homemade vegan sour cream recipe can be found here.
  4. Any leftovers will freeze beautifully and make great future lunches.

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