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This recipe is a mesh between a couple of different baba recipes.  In reality, Babas make borscht with what they have on hand, or what is available thus, no two batches are ever the same.  The constant is beets…

5 large beets, diced and chop up the greens too!

5 carrots, diced

1 large onion, diced

1 tablespoon earth balance

1 teaspoon black pepper

2-4  cups pickle juice (this is a secret baba trick. We happened to have tons of pickle juice leftover from a Costco sized jar.  If you don’t have this much, or any, sub for 2-4 tablespoons vinegar and add a teaspoon of salt)

1 bunch dill. chopped

Lots of water

Add the beets, tops, carrots, pickle juice and water (how much will vary. You want to cover the veggies and then some) to a large pot.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 30 minutes. In a separate pan, saute the diced onion in earth balance on low for about 20 minutes or until soft and they have some colour. Add sauteed onions to the pot and most of the dill and black pepper and simmer for another 20 minutes or so.   Add the rest of the fresh dill and serve hot with a dollop of non-dairy sour cream.  Popular additions are green or wax beans and a can of ‘squished in your hand’ plum tomatoes.  Makes a lot!

~The Vegan Project

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Bunch of organic asparagus $4.66

Large white onion (not organic) $1.81

Organic fresh basil $2.29

Knorr* Vegetable broth 900 ml $2.24

Total: $11

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Bay leaf

Fresh cracked pepper

No salt needed

*I used this brand because it was on sale at IGA and I’m on a budget and it’s 2 dollars cheaper than an organic alternative. It does have a fairly high sodium content (30% per cup) & Lycopene? Obviously if you want to use homemade it’ll be even better!

Sautee chopped onion and asparagus for about 25 minutes or until soft with a bit of colour.  Add carton of vegetable stock, bay leaf and cracked pepper and bring to boil.Then reduce and simmer 10 more minutes.  Take off the heat, remove the bay leaf and ladle into your blender.  Toss in 5 large torn basil leaves and blend the sh*% out of it…seriously a long time.  Comes out blissfully green and smooth…so decadent and it only cost me $11!  I really hope everyone makes this soup 🙂


The Vegan Project

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