Beet Borscht

  in Recipes, Soups and Stews, Vegetarian

3 beets, peeled, diced small
1 carrot, sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dried dill
6 cups beef broth (or vegetable broth)
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Sour cream, optional

Place all ingredients except lemon juice and sour cream in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until beets are tender. Just before serving, remove bay leaf and stir in lemon juice. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream if desired. Serves 6