Cold Peasant Borshch

Kholodnyi selians’kyi borshch

Preparation info

  • Makes

    5 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

Cold borshch is served during the summer months with some raw vegetables added—only the beets and potatoes are cooked.


  • ½ cup chopped dried fruit (apples, plums, cherries, raisins, apricots, etc.)
  • 4 large beets


Pour 2 cups of water into a small saucepan and add the dried fruit. Simmer over low heat just until the fruit is softened, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and chill for several hours.

Put the beets into a large bowl, sprinkle with the vinegar and let sit 2 to 3 hours.