Omi’s Borscht

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  • Published Jan 1st
  • Ready In1h 30m
  • Servings8
  • Calories248
This is my grandmother's recipe. We used to pick all the vegetables from her garden and make this, a nice soup for a cold winter's night. Serve with sour cream and snipped dill if desired.

Omi’s Borscht Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Omi’s Borscht for 8 servings:

  • 6 beets, peeled
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 parsley root with greens, peeled and diced, greens finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon (such as Better Than Bouillon®) (optional)

Omi’s Borscht Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 30m

To cook Omi’s Borscht, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Omi’s Borscht is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Omi’s Borscht within 1 hour 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Omi’s Borscht easily:

  1. 1 Place beets, potatoes, carrots, parsley root (greens reserved), celery, and vinegar in a large pot; season with salt and pepper. Pour enough water to cover vegetables into the pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.
  2. 2 Remove beets with a slotted spoon; set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Grate beets when they are cool enough to handle.
  3. 3 Melt butter in a small saucepan, whisk in flour, and cook and stir until mixture is a light tan color, about 10 minutes; stir mixture into soup. Stir in grated beets and parsley root greens; bring to a simmer and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season soup with vegetable bouillon, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 248 calories; 6.3 grams of fat; 43.6 grams of carbohydrates; 5.9 grams of protein; 15 milligrams of cholesterol; 194 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 29th 2018

    Made a mistake and cubed the beets like the potatoes, but still turned out great. Added 1/2 a red onion, then served with crumbled bacon.

  2. Mar 30th 2018

    This is a great recipe! Absolutely delicious. I will make it again!

  3. Oct 17th 2017

    tastes just like my grandmothers recipe. added sweet potato, turned out very nice.

  4. Sep 30th 2017

    Great recipe. I didn't grate the root - just had it in small cubes. Delicious!

  5. Feb 19th 2017

    I didn't grate the beats. The soup was really good

  6. Jan 15th 2017

    Wonderful recipe, as true blue Ukrainian borscht Connoisseurs this is an awesome way to make it?????? thanks for the recipe!

  7. Dec 17th 2016

    Loved it! I made this for a dinner party and it turned out great! Nice and easy with no need to babysit it!! Will make this again for sure!! Thank you for posting it....

  8. Oct 20th 2016

    i would give it more stars if I could loved it have made it several times!

  9. Sep 23rd 2016

    This borscht turned out really good. We made a few tweaks. Instead of water and boullion we used both a box of veggie broth and a box of chicken broth. And the flour and butter ratios seemed ...