Cold Summer Borscht
This light variation on the famous traditional dish is a wonderful treat on hot summer days.
|400 g (=0.9 lb)||beets|
|400 g (=0.9 lb)||potatoes|
|100 g (=3.5 oz)||dried fruit|
|1||hard boiled egg|
|100 ml (=0.4 cups)||sour cream|
- Wash dried fruit, put in a small pan, add cold water, bring to boil and cook until tender.
- Peel and grate the beets. Bring water in a big pan to boil, add salt, vinegar and the beets. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Peel and cut potatoes into fine pieces. Put in the pan and simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Add dried fruit (with liquid) into the pan. Allow borsch to cool.
- Wash and finely chop the cucumber. Add to the borsch shortly before serving. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Quarter the hard boiled egg. Chop fresh herbs. Pour borsch into soup plates, garnish with egg quarters, add sour cream (app. 1 tbsp pro portion), sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve.
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