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Polish Borscht

Rating: 4.17 stars
This delicious vegetarian borscht is made with beets and dried mushrooms and is a traditional dish in Poland on Christmas Eve. For extra flavor, add some garlic if you like. For a heartier soup, you can add dumplings.

Instant Pot® Vegan Borscht

Rating: 2.5 stars
My version of traditional Eastern European beet root soup, made without animal products and to be cooked in an Instant Pot®. It's very easy to make: Just cut and prepare the veggies, put them into the pot, and start the Soup program. Then you can go do other stuff. This recipe yields about 5 or 6 liters of borscht. Lasts me a week. By the way, it's often said that borscht gets tastier in the refrigerator.

Vegetarian Borscht

Rating: 5 stars
A rustic and hearty Eastern European classic originating from the Ukraine with beets, potatoes, and lentils. A wholesome soup for vegetarian diets and gentle on the budget, too. Serve with sour cream and fresh dill.
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Cabbage Borsht

Rating: 4.21 stars
This German soup with cabbage, potatoes, tomato, and dill may be made with either chicken or beef. Finished with dill, and great with a dollop of sour cream.

Chlodnik - Cold Polish Beet Soup

Rating: 4.33 stars
Cold Polish beet soup is a refreshing soup that can be easily prepared the day before.

Ukrainian Red Borscht Soup

Rating: 4.48 stars
My friend's mother from Ukraine taught me this recipe for the classic beet soup. It's as authentic as it gets. It can be served vegetarian-style by omitting the sausage.

Lithuanian Saltibarsciai (Cold Beet Soup)

Rating: 4.42 stars
This Lithuanian family recipe from the old country makes an awesome summer soup! Serve with warm Yukon Gold potatoes.

Beef and Beet Borscht

Rating: 4.84 stars
It was this soup that started my lifelong love of adding sour cream to things. The way the tangy, rich cream melts into the hot, beefy broth is a wonder to behold.

Cold Russian Borscht

Rating: 4.44 stars
Can you say 'Delicious?'

Russian Cabbage Borscht

Rating: 4.63 stars
An elderly lady residing in Turkey served this to a friend of ours while he was in that country several years ago. She has since passed away, but her recipe lives on. It is the best Borscht recipe I've ever enjoyed. Serve topped with sour cream, extra dill weed, chopped fresh tomatoes.

Slow Cooker Borscht

Rating: 4.34 stars
The best thing about this borscht (other than its delicious flavor) is that it can cook all day long in the slow cooker and be waiting for you when you come home at night. One of my family's ultimate winter comfort foods.

Summa Borscht

Rating: 4.11 stars
This is a recipe from my mother's German-Mennonite ancestry. We eat it with hard-boiled eggs diced and added to the soup, for a meal in a bowl. Delicious!

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Comforting Russian Soups

Beyond borscht, a beet soup served with sour cream, discover other comforting Russian classics, like cabbage, potato, fish and mushroom soups.

Sweet and Sour Borscht Shooters

Rating: 4.33 stars

This is the classic sweet and sour summer beet soup served as a shooter any time of the year. You can add a little vodka to it if you like, but I usually leave it out. The piquant taste is enough for us. Fix a tray of shooters at once so people can just help themselves.