Paleo Borscht (with a Paleo Soured Cream)

Paleo Borscht with a Paleo soured cream swirled through!

Paleo Borscht with a Paleo soured cream swirled through!

Borscht, borscht, lovely, spicy, warming, snuggly, yummy borscht.  If you don’t like this, then you are mad.  Absolutely delicious!

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Paleo borscht:

2 medium beetroots 300g  (3/4 diced, 1/4 shredded)
2 small onions shredded
1/4 cabbage shredded (red or white)
2 sticks celery
1 carrot diced
1 sweet potato peeled diced
1/2 bulb garlic
50g grass-fed raw butter (can be substituted for 25g coconut oil or 4 tbsp olive oil)
3 tsp allspice
2 bay leaves
1 tsp hot smoked paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
1.4l vegetable stock
3 tbsp agar agar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (with the ‘mother’)
Pinch Himalayan pink salt
1 tsp coconut sugar

For the Paleo soured cream:

1/8 tin (20ml) coconut cream
1/4 tub (62.5g) coconut yogurt
Juice 1/2 lemon
1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar (with the ‘mother’)

Method:

  1. Wearing rubber gloves (trust me you do not want to turn beet red!), peel and dice 3/4 of your beetroot. Set aside the remaining 1/4 beetroot.
  2. Shred your onions, cabbage and remaining 1/4 beetroot separately and set aside.
  3. Dice your celery, carrot and peeled sweet potato.
  4. Peel and crush your garlic cloves.
  5. Melt your butter (or oil) on a low heat in a large heavy bottomed pan until bubbling.
  6. Add your allspice, bay leaves, garlic and onions and cook until softened.
  7. Add your hot smoked paprika, ground black pepper, diced beetroot, celery, carrot and sweet potato.  Stir until thoroughly coated in butter and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Add a small amount of stock and return to the heat for another 5 minutes.
  9. Add the remaining stock and cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Add the agar agar, shredded cabbage and beetroot. Cook for a further 8 minutes or until all of the vegetables are tender.
  11. Add your vinegar, salt and coconut sugar. Mix thoroughly and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  12. For the Paleo Soured Cream, combine all of the ingredients and whisk thoroughly! Simple.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Paleo Borscht with a Paleo soured cream swirled through and a sweet potato roll.

Paleo Borscht with a Paleo soured cream swirled through and a sweet potato roll! Yums!

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