Polish Borscht Soup
Servings Prep Time
6servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60minutes 15minutes
  • 3medium beetscooked See Note 1 for canned beet substitute
  • 3medium beetsraw See Note 1 for canned beet substitute
  • 3cups chicken broth
  • 3cups beef broth(or sub 6 cups vegetable broth for chicken and beef)
  • 1 yellow onionrough chopped
  • 2tsp carawayseeds
  • 1Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • fresh dillfor garnish
  • sour creamfor garnish
  1. Trim the ends of 3 beets. Either pressure cook them according to your appliance directions or wrap them in foil and roast in a 400 degree oven for approximately 60 minutes or until tender. When beets are cooked and cooled peel them.
  2. For the 3 raw beets trim, peel and rough chop them. Put broth, onion and caraway seeds in a large sauce pan along with the raw beets. Bring to a boil and simmer 50 minutes until beets are tender and broth is brilliant beet colour.
  3. While the broth and raw beets area simmering finely julienne the cooked beets. Strips should be about 3/4″ X 1/4 “. Set aside.
  4. When the chopped beets are done, strain the solids out of the pan, reserving the beet broth. Return beet broth to the pan.
  5. Add the vinegar and the julienned beets. Heat through.
  6. Serve with a dollop sour cream and a sprinkle of minced fresh dill.
Recipe Notes

Note 1 – you can substitute two 15 oz cans of julienned beets with their juice for the 3 cooked and  3 raw beets.

Reserve the julienned beets from one can and set aside. Chop them roughly in half.



  1. Combine one 15 oz can of beets and juice and juice from the second can with the broth, onion and caraway seeds.
  2. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.  Strain out the solids, reserving the beet broth. Return broth to the sauce pan.
  3. Add the reserved julienned beets and heat through.
  4. Serve with sour cream and fresh dill garnish.


Nutrition Facts
Polish Borscht Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 839mg 35%
Potassium 399mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 3%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.