In Bucovina we have borscht. It is a dish that can be for rich people or for poor people because of the vegetable you use in it. In our home every soup that is sour we call it borscht.
We make borscht sour with a homemade sour borscht which is good for a hangover too. If you don’t know how to make it or you can’t find in the store you can use lemon juice.
Borscht can include meat but I love it only with vegetables.
- 3 beets washed very good
- 3 potatoes
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 1 celery root
- 1 parsley root
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- Homemade sour borscht(depend on how sour you want the borscht) or 4 tablespoons lemon juice
Boiled the beetroot for 45 minutes or until they are soft. Take them out. In the same water add the potatoes cut in small pieces and boil them. Cut the rest of the vegetables and add them to the water (onion, carrots, celery root, parsley root).
Peel the beets and then grate them. Put them back in the pot with the rest of the vegetables.
Add the vegetable broth and the sour borscht (juice lemon). Start with a little sour borscht and then taste to see if you want more and let it boil for another 10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper when is done and add more sour borscht if needed.
I love to eat it with sour cream. If you are a vegetarian go with fresh parsley on top.
In the summer you can eat this borscht cold. Enjoy!