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Vegetarian borscht with beans

Vegetarian borscht with beans

Colorful, healthy and so delicious – not without reason the Russian beetroot soup is so popular. According to this recipe, you can easily make it yourself. A combination of various vegetables and beans makes the vegetarian borscht unique in taste.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 100 g beans (any)
  • 1 beet (medium size)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bell bell pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 200 g white cabbage
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 1,5 l water


  • Put beans in a saucepan, add 1.5 l of water and cook the beans according to package instructions. Important: Do not drain the water afterwards.
  • Chop onion, grate carrots coarsely and cut bell bell pepper into thin strips.
  • Fry the onion in a pan in vegetable oil until translucent. Add carrots and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add bell bell pepper and continue stir-frying for another 3 minutes or so. Then remove the vegetables from the heat.
  • Cut beet into small cubes and tomatoes into cubes.
  • Fry the beet in a pan in vegetable oil, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and lemon juice, stir, and steam with lid closed over low heat until beet is cooked, about 40 minutes.
  • Cut white cabbage into thin strips, add it to the boiled beans in water in the saucepan and boil it for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sautéed onions, carrots and peppers and cook for another 5 minutes or so.
  • Add the steamed beet as well as bay leaves and cook it for another 2 minutes or so, seasoning the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Then let it rest on the warm stove for 20 minutes.


  • Use any beans to your taste.
  • The vegetarian borscht with beans will taste even better the next day.
  • Serve the vegan beetroot soup warm with vegan sour cream, fresh herbs and bread if you like.
  • The cooking time of beans is not included in the preparation and cooking time of the soup.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making vegetarian borscht at the top of the post.