Ukranian-Style Beet Soup

Борщ украинский

Preparation info
  • 4 Quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Native to Ukraine, borshch is one of the great soups of the world. Well over a hundred varieties of the soup exist—rather a startling total when one considers the relatively small size of Ukraine. Although as many as twenty different ingredients may go into a well-flavored borshch, the common component is beets, lending the soup its characteristic flavor and color. (The sole exception to this rule is the so-called “green” borshch, flavored with spinach and sorrel.) Each region of Ukraine bo