Chunky Borscht

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Chunky Borscht

Borscht is a soup that’s prepared mainly of beets. Being that I love beets, I’m not certain why I’ve never tried this dish before. Such a humble, unassuming bowl of goodness and I can’t stop eating it.

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Chunky Borscht with Vegan Sour Cream

Beet soup has its roots in Russia and other Eastern European communities and was typically served in poorer households because beets were inexpensive compared to other food options. Bear in mind that cheap does not always mean bad or lack of flavor. In fact, this soup has lots of flavor and it’s very simple.

Chunky Borscht


  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 purple onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup beets, steamed or baked, peeled & chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Whey Low (low carb sugar substitute)
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt & ground pepper, to taste


  1. Saute the chopped vegetables in oil about 5-10 minutes.
  2. *If beets are already cooked and peeled then add them at the end with the broth.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil & then reduce to simmer.
  5. Simmer about an hour or until vegetables are soft.
  6. Add lemon juice & salt/pepper to taste.
  7. Can be pureed for a smooth soup or left chunky.
  8. Serve & enjoy.

This recipe was adapted from

Chunky Borscht with Vegan Sour Cream Follow Me on Pinterest

Chunky Borscht with Vegan Sour Cream

Borscht can be served chunky or pureed smooth. Sometimes I like it plain and sometimes with a dollop of vegan sour cream. No matter how I have it, I always have to have more. In fact, I think I’m heading to the store for more beets, right now :-)

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  1. This looks so comforting and warm. Perfectly filling and hearty without weighing one down. Delicious and beautiful.

  2. My European mother used to love borscht and, as a child, I could never understand that. Now I love all things beet!
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  3. I love beets and I love borscht, but I so rarely make it! And there are so many great ways to make it. Yours looks terrific – I love a soup with some texture. Good stuff – thanks.
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  4. I made borscht once and absolutely loved it. This looks great!
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  5. I had never been a lover of beets before this year and we are still pulling them out of the garden (covered garden, that is). I am going to post a roasted beet soup at the end of the month. Going to try this one too.

    Happy New Year, C.J.!!!!!
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  6. i hadn’t even heard of a “broscht” until right now but it looks like a very healthy and hearty soup that i would enjoy, especially since this winter seems bit colder than normal :S

    i might even add some croutons! that would be a great meal. thanks for the recipe CJ :)

  7. I’ve never seen borscht served chunky before but it looks so good! I’m definitely going to save this recipe.
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