A delicious and easy Russian soup with potatoes and spinach. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a day or two. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
50 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with salted cold water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover saucepan, and let eggs stand in hot water, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain water from saucepan and cover eggs with ice water until chilled, about 10 minutes. Peel eggs and chop or shred.

  • Fill a large pot halfway with water; bring to a boil. Add potatoes, rice, green onions; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are mostly tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add spinach and parsley; continue simmering until wilted, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir sour cream into soup until well mixed; add dill. Bring soup back to a boil, remove pot from heat, and stir eggs into soup. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 72.9mg 24% DV; sodium 77.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
It's delicious! My husband prefers meat so I used homemade chicken broth. Also I added 1/2 lemon at the end:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Reminded me how my mom made this for me growing up. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It's delicious! My husband prefers meat so I used homemade chicken broth. Also I added 1/2 lemon at the end:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved green borsch when we lived in Ukraine! I just bought some sorrel seeds so I can make it authentically (instead of spinach). I also love to make it with chicken broth but with no meat. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Was tasty but needed meat so I added 1lb of pork loin on the second try... now it makes for a good hearty soup Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've been collecting Russian recipes and this one's a keeper because of its simplicity tasty flavor and nutrition. This is a very good soup reminds me of a soup my Russian father used to make. A nice comforting soup good on any day but extra good on a cold or overcast day. It's a "light" soup but I am a "light " eater most days so it is my preference but I'm sure some meat could be added to make it heartier. I've made this soup twice and the only thing I did different the second time was using 10 cups of broth (I used chicken even though I'm sure good veggie broth would be good as well) instead of the water. I also sprinkled dry dill a bit of fresh pepper along with the salt and sour cream dollop just before serving. Yum! Read More