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Moon Jaguar
01-19-2006, 01:05 AM
Anyone have a recipe for borscht that's not as point-full as one with sour cream? Meat-product-containing or vegetarian is fine by me.

Thanks in advance!

02-26-2006, 09:48 AM
This is from the WW cookbook I have and it is only 1 point per serving!

Makes 4 servings

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2-3 fresh beets, peeled and shredded
6 scallions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
2 tablespoons snipped dill
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 cup light sour cream
Fresh dill sprigs, to garnish

1. In a medium nonreactive saucepan, combine the broth, beets, scallions, brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Add the cabbage and dill; cook, covered, until the beets and cabbage are soft, about 5 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.

2. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper; pour into a medium nonreactive bowl. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled. Serve, topped with the sour cream and a dill spring.

02-26-2006, 09:53 AM
Here is how we make it:

1/2 head cabbage
4-5 cubed potatoes
beef broth (amount will vary)
1 can corn
1 can green beans
1 can peas
1 can lima beans
1 can carrots
1 cup barley
1 can diced tomatoes
1 chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste

cook until cabbage and potatoes are done, add 1 Tblsp cream to individual bowls if desired. This makes a LARGE kettle of Bortsch