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Easy Superfood Borsch Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
There are 5 superfoods in this borsch: quinoa, beets, kale, onion (did you know onion was a superfood?), and beet greens (the greens from the stock of the beets). If you can't find the beets with stems on; no worries, just use a little more kale.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Servings: 10 -12

Ingredients

  • 12 cups reduced sodium chicken broth beef or veggie broth is ok
  • 1 medium or 1/2 large onion peeled and cut in half (ends removed)
  • 3 medium potatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 3 medium beets peeled and grated
  • 2 good handfuls of chopped kale leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 Tbsp Mrs. Dash
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • S&P to taste

Instructions

  1. Fill a large soup pot with 12 cups broth and place over medium/high heat (or use 12 cups water and 4 Tbsp Reduced Sodium Better than Bouillon paste; that's what I use). Toss in the halved onion.
  2. Bring to a simmer, then add the chopped potatoes, quinoa and carrots. Let cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add grated beets, toss in a couple bay leaves, 2 large handfuls of chopped kale and the beet greens if you are using them. Stir to combine. Bring to a light boil and continue to cook uncovered 20 minutes. Your veggies should be soft when done. Discard the cooked onion halves if desired.
  4. Add 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp Mrs Dash (or your favorite seasoning) and 3 Tbsp ketchup. Bring back to a boil and season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste (I used 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper and 1 tsp sea salt. Serve with Sour cream or mayo :)