December Recipe Challenge: Vegetarian Borscht

Today is day 1 of the December Recipe Challenge.

Since it was snowing when I went to class this morning, I decided upon something hot, delicious and FULL OF VEGETABLES!

I came across this recipe a few days ago and was instantly inspired!

Vegetarian Borscht

Inspired by Mostly Soup
1 Small Onion
1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
1 Pound Beets (peeled and shredded)
1/2 lb carrots (shredded)
1 medium potato
1/2 cabbage (thinly sliced)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
4 cups of vegetable broth
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Sour Cream (optional)

Gather all your ingredients:

Wash your veggies, peel your beets…

Use a handy dandy food processor to easily shred everything

Then heat the oil, add the onions and garlic with some salt and pepper.  Sautee them for about 2 minutes.

Add the beets, carrots, and potato.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  In the mean time, heat up your vegetable broth.  When you slice your cabbage, don’t use a crappy knife… it sucks.

Add the vegetable broth and cabbage.  Simmer for 20-30 minutes.  Then add the juice of 1 lemon.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!  I had it with a slice of pumpernickel toast!  Mmm!

That was super fun to make!  It also helped that the lovely fella was there to take pictures and do the dishes!  I can’t wait to make another fun/healthy recipe!

What do you like to have on a cold day?

Anyone else make an exciting new recipe?


10 thoughts on “December Recipe Challenge: Vegetarian Borscht

  1. Kara says:

    I see Wegman’s olive oil — I’m so jealous!! I wish there was a Wegman’s around here! 🙂

    I love warm, soft things on a cold day: thick soup, oatmeal, a big bowl of pasta…

    • Karla says:

      I’m pretty much obsessed with Wegman’s (pretty much the best part of moving to upstate NY haha). I think it’s become my new favorite grocery store! I seriously go about 4 times a week and most of the time I don’t actually need anything, I just like walking around for fun.

  2. Suzanne says:

    I’ve never tried borscht before- yours looks good though! One of my favorite dishes to eat on a cold winters day is vegetarian shepherds pie. It is the ultimate comfort food!

  3. coco says:

    such a great challenge, I probably should do it sometime soon too! it’s soooo fun! look how many ingredients you got there!!! hhahaha…… and the end product looks pretty delicious!

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