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Bowl of Green Borscht

Ukrainian Green Borscht

Classic Ukrainian as well as Russian soup that is so perfect for summer. It's full of healthy greens and great option for lunch or dinner.
Course Soup
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 307kcal
Author Iryna


  • 64 oz chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1 medium carrot grated on a large grater
  • 3 large potatoes cubed
  • 4 cups spinach chopped
  • 1 zucchini cubed
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 egg hard-boiled and cubed (See the notes)
  • ½ c parsley or dill chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • sour cream for serving


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven bring chicken broth to a boil and add potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet and on a medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  • In a pot with potatoes, add sautéed onion, carrot, zucchini and spinach and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes. Add salt and pepper to a taste.
  • Add lemon juice, cubed eggs and parsley.
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream.



To cook the eggs, bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add eggs. Cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes. Drain water and immediately fill the pot with a cold water. Chop the eggs when no longer hot to handle.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.1g | Protein: 14.7g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1048mg | Potassium: 1323mg | Fiber: 5.9g | Sugar: 5.5g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg