Baba’s Borscht

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 110 min
  • serves 10 - 12

This fourth-generation Ukrainian-Canadian loves sharing a hearty bowl of her baba’s borscht with family and friends. The dish can be served with sour cream, to make it creamy, or whipping cream, to make it sweeter and creamy.

Courtesy of Sam Yachiw, Saskatoon

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Directions for: Baba’s Borscht


2 tsp (10 mL) salt

4 cups (1 L) beets, peeled and shredded

2 carrots, diced

1 large onion, chopped

1 large potato, diced

⅓ cup (75 mL) diced celery

2 Tbsp (30 mL) white vinegar

1 cup (250 mL) canned diced tomatoes

1 can tomato soup

1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh or frozen dill


1. Add salt to 8 cups (2 L) water. Cook peeled and shredded beets for 30 minutes.

2. Add carrots, onion, potato and celery; simmer for 30 minutes.

3. Add vinegar, tomatoes, tomato soup and dill; simmer for about 15 minutes. (Add peas and/or beans, if you like.) Cook until vegetables are tender. Serve with borscht.


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