Cold Beet Borscht

Preparation info
  • Makes 7 cups 1.75 l ) ;


    first-course servings (or more, depending on the amount of garnish used)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

This may be one of the world’s most glamorous-looking soups. It turns a brilliant magenta as the cream is added to the cooked beets and beet liquid. I like to serve it in a large white bowl surrounded by smaller bowls containing the toppings. I ladle out the soup and invite the eaters to serve themselves with the toppings.

I frequently double or treble the recipe and keep it in the refrigerator. A large bowl of soup plus bread and a salad is an ideal summer lunch.