Down to the Wire: Just $7,693 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Cold Beet Soup

    INGREDIENTS

  • 4-6 large beets
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, halved
  • Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Lithuania

Also Called: Saltibarsciai

DIRECTIONS

Wash, scrub beets. Cut off leaves. Use stalks. Cook beets, and stalks in saucepan water until tender, adding salt, vinegar while cooking. Remove beets and stalks from soup. Strain liquid through fine sieve. Add sugar, little more vinegar if desired. Peel beets. Cut in julienne strips. Place beet strips back in soup. Bring to boil. Put cucumbers, scallions into soup. Chill thoroughly. Add sour cream, hard-cooked egg halves before serving. Yield, 6 servings

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 14 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 17 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 21 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 23 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25