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Sorrel Soup (Shchavel Borscht)

Classic Ukrainian/Russian Shchavloviy Borscht (Green Sorrel Soup).
Course Soup
Cuisine Russian
Keyword sorrel soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 192kcal
Author Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 12 cups water
  • 1 – 1 ½ pounds chicken breast (SEASONED*)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 medium/large potatoes, diced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp dill, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 boiled eggs, grated
  • ½ tsp Vegeta or your favorite seasoning
  • 3 ½ cups packed Sorrel
  • Serve with sour cream or mayo, optional

Instructions

  • In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add the meat, salt and bay leaf, cook on med/high heat 10 minutes. Skim off any scum that rises to the top.
  • Meanwhile, dice potatoes, grate carrots, finely chop onion. Add potatoes to pot, boil another 12-15 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.
  • Sauté vegetables in skillet. On med/high heat, sauté onion with 1 Tbsp oil until onions are tender. Add grated carrots and 1 ½ Tbsp oil, sauté until carrots are tender. Add ketchup and sour cream, stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Chop sorrel. Grate eggs. Once potatoes are cooked, add sorrel, eggs, sautéed vegetables and herbs to pot. Turn heat down and simmer about 3 minutes.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
  • Enjoy my friends.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 2383mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3265IU | Vitamin C: 29.4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 5.2mg