Lazy Cold Borcht Recipe

Cold Borscht

While I prefer to cook everything fresh from scratch, there are few things that I actually like to use ready-made.  Cold Borcht is one of them, thus the name Lazy Cold Bortcht (since I didn’t actually make it myself)!  The recipe for this dish was acquired from my grandmother, who would often make it for family gatherings…especially picnics.  It’s such an easy dish to make and goes perfectly with hot summer weather.  Most of the ingredients can be ready in advance and then just mixed in together.

There are many recipes of this type of soup out there, even my fellow Flavor Shades chef Dina made a similar dish called “Okroshka”.  You can click here to get her recipe, but that dish is buttermilk/water mixture based.  I am sure I will still attempt at making Cold Borcht from scratch next time, so stay tuned, but here is the fast, simplified version of this recipe.

Ingredients:

4 Veal Sausages 
2 1/2 -3 Large Jars of Ready Made Borcht
1 Bunch of Scallions
6 Eggs
1 Bunch of Dill
4 Medium Size Cucumbers
Sour Cream to Serve
 
How to make Lazy Cold Borcht:
 

1.  Wash all your vegetables and boil your eggs and veal sausages until they are ready.  Set them aside to cool.  Take out your scallions.

Scallions

2.  Dice up your scallions well, you don’t want any large pieces of onions in your soup.

Diced Scallions

3.  Take out your cucumbers and peel them.

Cucumbers

4.  Dice up your cucumbers.

Diced cucumbers

5.  Take out your previously boiled and cooled veal sausages and peel them if they have a thin translucent outer layer.  If you don’t have veal sausages, any other type of ham will work too.

Veal Sausages

6.  Cut up your sausages, in cube shape.

Cut Veal Sausages

7.  Peel the egg shells and dice them up.

Eggs

Cut up Eggs

8.  Now wash and dry your dill.  Dice it up as small as you can.

Dill

9.  Combine all the ingredients in a pot.

Soup Ingredients

10.  Your soup is almost ready.  Now take out your jars of Borcht, Sour Cream and Salt.

Soup

11.  Add Borscht mixture to the pot.  The reason I wrote 2 1/2 to 3 jars of it because it will depend how dense  you want your soup to be, so adjust it to your preference.  Finally add some salt to your taste, and a dab of sour cream on the top when serving.

Soup in a Pot

I hope you have enjoyed this fast and simple recipe.  It’s our family’s favorite cold summer soup of all time, I hope you will try making it as well.  Let me know what you think:)

Sincerely,

Natalie

Kids Lunch

 

Lazy Cold Borcht Recipe
 
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Cold Borcht with veal sausages, scallions, dill, cucumbers and eggs.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Russian, Ukranian
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 4 Veal Sausages
  • 2½ -3 Large Jars of Ready Made Borcht
  • 1 Bunch of Scallions
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Bunch of Dill
  • 4 Medium Size Cucumbers
  • Sour Cream to Serve
Instructions
  1. Wash all your vegetables and boil your eggs and veal sausages until they are ready. Set them aside to cool.
  2. Dice your scallions.
  3. Peel and dice your cucumbers.
  4. Peel the outer layer of your veal sausages and cut them up.
  5. Peel the egg shells and dice them up.
  6. Now wash and dry your dill. Dice it up as small as you can.
  7. Combine all the ingredients in the pot, add borcht mixture and salt to taste.
  8. Your soup is ready, serve it with dab of sour cream.
  9. Enjoy!

 

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