Borscht Soup - Delicious AND Healthy
It is still off and on cold outside and a warm bowl of Borscht Soup would be a perfect way to welcome in a chilly Spring night. There are so many great things about this soup!
- Feeds you for days
- Vegan Friendly
- Great for Weightloss
There are a few opinions out there as to where this soup originated. It can be traced to Ancient Rome, then in the 15th and 16th century to Russia and Ukraine.
- Beets are off the charts healthy - the soup is based in beet stock and has chopped beets, as many as you like.
- Cabbage is also a superfood and cancer fighter. The sinigrin in cabbage can be converted into allyl-isothiocyanate, or AITC. This isothiocyanate compound has shown cancer preventive properties with respect to bladder cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.
- Garlic and onions are antimicrobials - great for cold and flu days!
- This soup is very low calorie and fills you up with nutrients.
There is no ONE way to do Borscht. Classic Borscht includes: beetroot, cabbage, potato, onion, carrot, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and spices. We followed this recipe, due to her very detailed instructions (we also cubed our beets):
We also paired this with a sourdough baguette for dipping from Macrina Bakery http://www.macrinabakery.com/ here in Seattle.