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Sorrel Soup Recipe (Green Borscht)

Sorrel Soup is a Traditional soup recipe in Russian Cuisine and is absolutely delicious. A hearty soup loaded with potatoes, meat, veggies, and sorrel leaves! The green borscht is tangy yet so flavorful.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 8 cups water
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs or breast, cubed
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp Vegeta or your favorite seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 lb potatoes diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots grated
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 4 cups packed sorrel leaves
  • 2 Tbsp dill chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley or cilantro chopped
  • 2 boiled eggs grated
  • sour cream or mayo to serve


  • In a pot, bring water and broth to a boil. Add the meat, salt, vegeta and black pepper. Cook over med/high for 10 minutes. Skim off any scum that rises to the top.
  • Add potatoes to the pot and cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet, over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp oil and onion, saute until onions are tender.
  • Add grated carrots and 1 Tbsp oil, sauté until carrots are tender.
  • Add ketchup and sour cream, stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, add the sorrel, eggs, sautéed vegetables mixture and herbs to the pot. Turn heat down and simmer for about 3 minutes, or until the sorrel is tender.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream.