Green Borscht is a soup that people in Russia and Ukraine make during spring or early summer, when sorrel is at its best. Sorrel is a green leaf vegetable/herb native to Europe. In appearance it resembles spinach but it contains oxalic acid.
In this recipe, the soup is made with sorrel but you can use your favorite greens: kale, collards, chard or spinach.
This wonderful combination of sorrel, cubes of potatoes and slices of carrots in a chicken broth with drizzle of sour cream and sliced boiled egg make a healthy, delicious and refreshing summer soup.
2 1/2- 3 quarts water
4 chicken quarters
2 bay leaves
3 cups sorrel- chopped
4 medium Russet potatoes- peeled and cubed
1 onion –peeled and chopped
2 carrots- peeled and chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh dill- chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
4 eggs – hardboiled and sliced-for garnish
1/4 cup sour cream- for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot bring water to a boil- add chicken, bay leaves , salt and pepper; bring it to a boil again, reduce heat and simmer until chicken is soft and cooked.
While chicken is cooking, prepare all the vegetables (wash, peel and slice).
Into a medium skillet add oil and sauté the diced onions for couple of minutes, add carrots, chopped sorrel and sauté for another 2 minutes.
When chicken is ready, take it out, remove skin and bones, slice to portion size.
Add cubed potatoes into the boiling chicken broth, cook on medium-low heat for 7-8 minutes, then add sautéed vegetables, chunks of chicken, lemon juice and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Add freshly chopped dill, season with salt and pepper and turn it off.
Garnish your plate with sour cream and sliced egg.
Our Green borsht is ready.
Love this soup! going to try your version of it.btw I like your new website.
Thank you Nadia 🙂
cool new look of ur site!! Inessachka do u by any chance have napoleon torte recipe? with white fluffy cream craving it sooo bad (no iam not preggo lol):)
Thank you Emily 🙂
I just posted Napoleon cake recipe. check it out and give it a try!!
Im making this for lunch today!