Finally it's spring! And it's time for one of my favorite soups - Green Borsch! It's a traditional Russian and Ukrainian spring soup which is cooked without any beets but with a LOT of Sorrel (schavel in rus.)! Now you can find it everywhere, mostly on the farmer markets of cause. But in Metro Cash & Carry they have it as well. Well, let's start and let the spring taste great!
You can cook this soup with or without meat. There are plenty of options! I personally cool it either with farm chicken or pure vegan. Both taste great! Very light, bit sour and very "springy" ;)
Ingredients for Sorrel Soup:
Water or broth
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 carrot (peeled and diced)
2-3 clove of garlic
1 red bell pepper (optional. I like it just for the color)
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 cups fresh Sorrel (Schavel), packed, rinsed and chopped
Potatoes are optional. I don't like it in this soup.
3 Tbsp dill, spring onions, parsley
2 eggs to serve
Sour cream or mayo to serve
Saute 1 diced onion and garlic in 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat until golden brown, add carrot and bell pepper. And add to the pot with the soup (water or broth). Cook for about 5 minutes.
Cut the sorrel and add it to the soup.
That's it! You are done :)
Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with sour cream, lots of greens and one egg like you see on the first picture. Enjoy the spring on you plate! ;)