Mama’s Beetroot Soup

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  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
So Vegan in 5: Over 100 super simple and delicious 5-ingredient recipes

By Roxy Pope and Ben Pook

Published 2018

  • About

Growing up with a Polish mum, Roxy was no stranger to the likes of pierogi (dumplings) and bigos (stew). But what stands out more than anything else is barszcz, aka beetroot soup. And nobody does this classic Polish dish better than Roxy’s mum, obviously.


  • 500 g raw beetroot
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 400 g


Trim off and discard the ends of the beetroot and peel. Cut the beetroot into 1cm-thick slices and add to a large saucepan along with the vegetable stock. Bring the soup to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.