Almost-Instant Chilled Borscht

Fresh beet juice and shredded beets are the secret to this ultra-fresh, super-quick take on borscht.

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  • Servings: 4
KEY: Eastern European, Soups & Stews, Fast, Healthy, Make Ahead, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded peeled raw beets
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought fresh beet juice
  • Prepared horseradish, sour cream and dill sprigs, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the canola oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until softened, 3 minutes. Add the beets and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Add the carrots, season with salt and pepper and cook until crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook until evaporated. Add the beet juice and immediately transfer to a bowl. Set the bowl in a bowl of ice water to chill. Serve the borscht in small bowls, garnished with horseradish, sour cream and dill.
Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published June 2013

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