A perfect no-cook summer soup for your Vitamix
We pretty much live off smoothies and soups. But when it’s 90 degrees a hot soup just doesn’t sound appetizing.
This simple soup is served chilled and is perfect for a summer meal.
Pop the few ingredients into your Vitamix and you’ve got lunch!
Go make a batch of this beet borscht. You’ll be happy you did.
Beets on beets on beets
We absolutely love beets. You may have noticed a few of our Vitamix recipes feature them.
Maybe it’s because we’ve both got Russian ancestors. Maybe it’s because we crave the vitamins and minerals. Who knows?
But when we’re out of beets, it’s time to go grocery shopping.
Now I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of cold soups. Gazpacho has never really done it for me. But this soup served chilled is so bright and crisp that it changed my mind.
The color itself makes it Instagram worthy. (You bet we’ll be featuring it on our page).
But the taste of this beet borscht is really the star here.
It’s got the classic Russian flavors:
It’s a flavor profile passed down through the ages.
There’s likely some controversy on what really constitutes borscht. After all, it does span several Eastern European cultures.
But there’s no doubt that cold borscht is a soup made of beets. So that’s what we made 🙂
You will absolutely love this vibrant soup that is as good for you as it tastes.
Classic borscht is usually served with sour cream. We didn’t want to miss out, so we made a batch of our vegan sour cream for that perfect dollop.
A vibrant summery beet soup served chilled
- vegetable broth - 3 cups
- beets - 8-10 small
- lemon (with peel) - 1/4 whole
- red wine vinegar - 1 Tbsp.
- salt - 1/2 tsp.
- pepper - to taste
- dill (fresh) - 2 Tbsp.
- potatoes (cooked) - 1 cup cubed
- cucumber - 1/2 cup cubed
- beets - 1/2 cup cubed
- sour cream - to taste
- Add all ingredients into your blender container
- Ramp from variable speed 1 to 10
- Blend on high for 60 seconds
- Pour into fridge-safe container
- Add chopped dill
- Cover (this stuff stains)!
- Cool in fridge for 4 hours before serving (if possible)
- Add any of the optional toppings before serving
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
- Na zdorovie!
Useful tips for Vibrant Beet Borscht
You can certainly roast your own beets. We took the easy route and purchased a pack of beets that are steamed and peeled already.
If you’re steaming your own, two should be plenty.