Healthy Recipes

Borscht with Beans

Borscht with beans is a traditional Russian soup. This hearty dish has many variations – the one that we are sharing today is suitable for vegetarians.


sour cabbage – 0,5 kg

fresh cabbage – 300g

beetroot – 2 average pieces

onions – 2 pcs

carrots – 2 pcs

red beans – 50g

celery (root) – 50g

laurel leaf – 8 pcs

parsley – 1 tsp

dill – 1 tsp

caraway and dill seeds

pepper peas – 10 pcs

garlic – 5 cloves

tomato paste – 2 tbsps

butter oil – 1 tbsp

sea salt – to taste


  1. Put pre-soaked red beans into boiling water (3 liters) and boil them for 15 minutes.
  2. Shred cabbage and put together with sour cabbage into the saucepan, boil everything for 15 minutes.
  3. Peel celery root, onions and carrots, finely cut them and add into the saucepan.
  4. Coarsely grate 1 beetroot and stew it in butter oil adding someĀ  lemon juice for 5-7 minutes. Add them into borscht.
  5. Add salt, spices, herbs and garlic.
  6. Fine grate the second beetroot and add it into the ready borscht.