Borscht with White Sweet Potatoes, Leeks, CocoYo Probiotic Yogurt

Borscht is an eastern European sour soup with wide variations of colors, ingredients and textures. Some are deep red from beets, others are green from fresh herbs, white from fermented bread or potatoes, made with fish, meat, vegetables, smooth, chunky, hot, cold etc. The common denominator being the balance of sweet and sour.

The soup spans countries and religions, and almost every family and region have their own recipe. It's considered a traditional dish in both Ukraine and Russia. With hundreds of recipes online, and deep debates in the comments section, it was challenging to figure out which direction I wanted to go in. This version was the simplest, and made with very straightforward aromatics. Of course I made swaps for my clients (sweet potatoes instead of regular, coconut probiotic yogurt instead of sour cream or creme fraiche) but I think it's still pretty tasty. 

Let me know if you make it, or if you have a version you love!


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