Healthy Vegetarian Ukrainian Borscht

This is a vegetarian  version of traditional Ukrainian Borscht. The secret of a tasty borscht is cooking the vegetables to perfection with the right combination of spices. Because Beets and cabbage are loaded with healthy nutrients and rich in fiber, including them in your diet will support good health. This hearty soup is also diet friendly and will promote weight loss



1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 organic sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp. organic GF caraway seeds
½ organic medium size green cabbage, roughly shredded
2 organic carrots, roughly shredded
1 large organic beet, roughly shredded
2 cups organic canned or fresh diced tomatoes
1 x (13.5 oz.) can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drain and rinse
4 cups GF vegetable stock + 1 cup water
1 sprig or fresh organic dill
2 chili peppers, seeded and chopped (optional)
1 tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
Sea salt to taste
2 garlic cloves
For the topping ~ scoop of plain organic Greek yogurt or sour cream • For the garnish use chopped dill or parsley or your favourite green topping (I used pea shoots). For dairy free option use coconut yogurt


Add olive oil and onions into a large soup pot and sauté the onions for 5 minutes. Stir in caraway seeds and sauté another minute
Add balance of ingredients except garlic and simmer for 30 minutes
At the end grate in fresh garlic and remove from the heat
Ladle soup into bowls and top with yogurt or sour cream and your favourite green garnish.

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