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Sweet-and-Sour Beet, Cabbage, and Tomato Soup

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup soup, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon rind)
This soup may be familiar as the Polish and Russian soup called borscht. Serve it either hot or cold. Substitute celery for celeriac, if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups diced peeled beets
  • 1 1/2 cups canned petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped peeled celeriac (celery root)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Nutrition Information

  • calories 114
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 3.4 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 3.4 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 4.8 g
  • cholesterol 6.3 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 295 mg
  • calcium 75 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add cabbage and next 8 ingredients (cabbage through pepper), and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Stir in raisins and juice. Simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes. Top soup with sour cream and rind.

Cook's Notes

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