likeyou0303 (likeyou0303) wrote in glycemicindex,

A Christmas Borscht Recipe

Christmas borscht recipe
Serves 8 people.

In modern times, Xmas is the one time that a family gets to sit down and dine together for 2 or 3 days or more. Good old fashioned Xmas dinners are great, but after a while you really aren't looking forward to yet another meal cooked with Turkey.

That is when it is a clever idea to serve up a recipe slightly different, and this Christmas Borscht Recipe is definitely that!

Recipe ingredients

32 oz beets, diced canned
3 cup water
1 stalk of celery
1 carrot, chopped into quarters
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/4 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
A little sour cream or dill sprigs for garnishing

Recipe instructions

Drain the beetroot, reserving liquid and put beetroot aside.

In a good sized pan mix the liquid from the beets, water, celery, carrot, bay leaf, garlic, peppercorns and salt.

Bring to a rolling boil.

Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove vegetables and seasonings with a slotted spoon.

Stir in reserved diced beetroot, lemon juice and sugar.

Continue simmering for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Serve topped with sour cream (or dill sprigs as a garnish)

If you are looking for other tasty festive recipes, you can find a good collection at Christmas Recipes EU (

We hope you have a great Xmas meal and enjoy the festive season.

About the Author: Ekaterina Wakefield is a staff writer at: Recipes EU, ( which offers thousands of recipes, including a selection of tasty Christmas Recipes (

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