Russian Food

Borscht! Two Ways

We collected two recipes – one simple, one complex – for you to use as a guide in making your own borscht.

Easy Russian Borscht (from

Simple Borscht Ingredients:

  • 6 to 7 grated beets
  • 2 lg. onions, grated
  • 4 or 5 carrots, grated
  • 1 head cabbage, grated
  • 5 or 6 beef bouillon cubes
  • 6 to 8 c. water
  • 1 c. white wine
  • Sour cream

Simple Borscht Instructions:

Combine all ingredients (except sour cream) and simmer a few hours.

Serve hot with a sour cream dollop and maybe some dark rye bread with ...

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Posted in Russian Food by Arina Anashkina

Russian Beet Salad

In the Winter we warm up with a bowl full of Borscht… in the Summer we keep cool with delicious Russian Beet Salad!

It makes a great appetizer for Russian dinner parties and a unique dish to bring to any pot-luck party or Summer picnic gathering.

It can be made and served a variety of ways.

The most popular method to making this interesting salad involves grinding or julienne-cutting the beets.

You can add walnuts, onions, carrots, potatoes, or other ingredients to alternate the taste and texture.


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