Homemade Beet Kvas

Buriakovyi kvas

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1½ quarts

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

Beet kvas is simply the liquid of fermented red beets that is used to flavor soups, especially borshch, and in braising meats. It is touted as an overall health tonic. It’s slightly tart, effervescent qualities are an acquired taste to some. Old-fashioned beet kvas recipes call for stale rye bread, yeast, or whey (a by-product of cheese-making from raw milk), but I found only three ingredients are really necessary and the result is quite good. Use organic or naturally grown re