From the healthy kitchen of Christine Denney, Chef at The Oaks at Ojai

Chilled Beet Borscht

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16 ounces canned beets, with juice

¾ cup buttermilk

1/3 cup nonfat sour cream

1 tablespoon orange juice, frozen concentrate

1 teaspoon onion, chopped


Combine all ingredients in food processor, reserving 2 tablespoons of sour cream.

Process smooth and serve in chilled bowls with a dollop of sour cream.

NOTE:  The calories are figured for a half cup serving.  You can have a whole cup and still be under 100 calories.  This would actually be a very good main dish for lunch.  We serve it as a first course soup at The Oaks and everyone likes it!

Nutritional Information: per serving

Serves 6

Calories: 49 calories per serving

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Christine Denney

We wish you were here, too, Jane! We have a Winter Beet Borscht now, too, not to mention Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup . I love this soupy time of year when we can enjoy all of the fall flavors! Hope to see you soon. All the best from The Oaks at Ojai.


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