Superfood Red Borsch
I found this interesting lady (NatashasKitchen.com) online looking for something else. I have never even tasted Borscht so I thought I would try. There are 5 superfoods in this borscht: quinoa, beets, kale, onion (did you know onion was a superfood?), and beet greens (the greens from the stock of the beets). If you can’t find the beets with stems on; no worries, just use a little more kale. I tweaked it a bit but not much. I know. I know. Red/Purple food right ? But I am being very serious right now … This stuff is good!
12 cups water
4 Tbs “Better then Bullion” paste (chicken or been or vegetable is ok)
1 medium or 1/2 large onion peeled and cut in half (ends removed)
3 medium potatoes sliced
1/4 cup quinoa
3 medium beets peeled and grated
2 good handfuls of chopped kale leaves
2 bay leaves
3/4 cup sliced carrots
1 Tbsp Tajin
3 Tbsp ketchup
1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
S&P to taste
- Over medium/high heat fill a large soup pot with water, Add Bouillon paste and halved onion.
- Bring to a simmer, then add the chopped potatoes, quinoa and carrots. Let cook 5 minutes.
- Add grated beets, toss in bay leaves, chopped kale and the beet greens if you are using them. Stir and bring to a light boil and continue to cook uncovered 20 minutes. Your veggies should be soft when done. Discard the cooked onion halves, if desired.
- Add lemon juice, Tajin and ketchup. Stir and bring back to a boil. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste before serving.
Serve with a good hard crusted bread and a doip of sour cream or mayo.