Sweet Berry Borscht recipe

This new-wave borscht recipe takes the savory soup and makes it a light summer dessert or snack. This not-too-sweet dish is a great refresher course or digestif after a heavier meal.


1 pound beets, scrubbed, trimmed
1 cup fresh berries of choice
1 cup water
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
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 berries, water, lemon juice, honey, and balsamic vinegar. 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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