Refreshing and Tangy Chilled Orange Borscht Recipe

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Refreshing and Tangy Chilled Orange Borscht Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 19, 2023

This Chilled Orange Borscht recipe is a refreshing twist on the traditional beet-based soup. Made with fresh oranges, beets, and a hint of dill, this tangy and flavorful soup is perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day. It's easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time, making it a great option for entertaining. Serve it chilled with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill for a light and refreshing appetizer or main course.


  • 4 cups fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 3 medium beets, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the diced beets to the pot and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour in the orange juice and broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the beets are tender.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool to room temperature.
  5. Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. If needed, strain the soup to remove any lumps or fibers.
  6. Stir in the chopped dill and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover the soup and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until chilled.
  8. To serve, ladle the chilled soup into bowls and garnish with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream. Sprinkle with additional dill, if desired.

Interesting Facts

  • Borscht is a traditional Russian soup that is typically made with beets and served hot. This chilled version with orange is a refreshing twist.
  • The combination of the sweet orange juice and the earthy beets creates a unique flavor profile that is both tangy and savory.
  • Borscht is often served with a dollop of sour cream, which adds a creamy richness to the soup.
  • The addition of dill adds a fresh and herbal note to the soup, balancing out the sweetness of the oranges and beets.