Borscht and other Beet Soups
Here’s the prize-winning borscht recipe my friend made for the local foods recipe contest. I really liked the presence of celeriac and mushrooms and the cardamom and cumin seed spices. I didn’t add enough water though, and Dan said borscht should have more broth. Also, couldn’t find dried red pepper so substituted fresh, and I would up the spices more. But beet soups are a cozy, sweet treat in winter.
My sister recommends this Five Spice Beet Soup from Bon Appetit, though it’s rather rich. I added some variations from this beet soup recipe to the borscht above. Here’s another vegetarian borscht from Culinate. Any beet soup recipes to pass along? I also love chilled beet soups in summer. I’m also realizing I prefer eating beets in moderation.