Easy Vegan Borscht
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- 4 cups white cabbage sliced (300 g)
- 2 medium carrots small diced (100 g)
- 1 medium onion small diced (130 g)
- 1 medium potato medium diced (200 g)
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 3 medium beetroots medium diced (600g)
- 10 sprigs of parsley chopped
- ½ tbsp tomato paste
- 1 celery stalk small diced (12 g)
- ½ red pepper medium diced (20g)
- 100 g boiled black-eyed beans drained
- 1 L vegetable stock
- 3 L water
- Olive oil
- 1 tbsp vegan sour cream optional
- Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron pot. Add the onions to the pot and cook for about 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add the beetroots, carrots, celery stalks, garlic and red peppers to the pot and continue to cook them for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add the tomato paste then mix it with vegetables.
- Then add the potato and white cabbages to the pot.
- Pour the vegetable stock and water into the pot.
- After water is boiled, closed the lid and reduce the heat in medium-low.
- Allow 45 minutes to cook. Then open the lid and add the black-eyed beans. After cooking all together for another 5 minutes, turn of the heat.
- Then add the chopped parsley and stir it.
- Serve with vegan sour cream if you wish.
Tips, Notes & Substitutes
This full and hearty vegan recipe for borscht soup is ideal for a winter supper. It’s crucial to keep in mind a few essential instructions, suggestions, and ingredient substitutions when making Vegan Borscht Soup.
- First, make sure to use a plant-based broth or vegetable stock to make the soup truly vegan.
- Second, this soup is typically served with a dollop of sour cream, but a vegan yogurt or cashew cream makes a delicious and dairy-free alternative.
- This soup is a fantastic choice for meal preparation because it can be kept in the refrigerator for three days. Moreover, you can store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. Simply reheat and enjoy!
- You can use any legumes instead of black-eyed beans, white beans will be a very good option.
- For a spicier soup, add a pinch of red pepper flakes, for a more flavorful soup, add a few tablespoons of chopped dill.
- If the soup seems too thick to you, you can increase the amount of water and vegetable stock at the same rate.
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