Orange Borscht recipe

The bright, crisp flavor of oranges is a delicious match against the sweet, earthy flavor of red beets. Enjoy this slightly sweet soup as a wintry dessert or midday snack.


1 pound beets, scrubbed, trimmed
2 cups orange juice
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Sour cream, for serving
Fresh mint leaves, for garnish


1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add beets and cook until soft, about 40 minutes. Remove and set aside until cool enough to handle.

2) Peel beets and chop coarsely. Transfer to food processor; add orange juice, yogurt, sour cream, and lemon juice. Puree until completely smooth; strain if desired.

3) Chill mixture 1 hour before serving. To serve, ladle into small dessert bowls; top with sour cream and fresh mint.

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Published: March 29, 2011
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