Sorrel Soup (Shchavel Borscht)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Shchavel Borscht is a soup from sorrel leaves. Recognized as green soup, It's a popular Ukrainian soup that happens to be healthy and tasty. 


  • 20 cups water
  • 1 lb pork loin chops any meat
  • 5 large potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 cup barley перлова крупа
  • 4 cups packed chopped sorrel leaves
  • 4 eggs chopped
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta all purpose seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream


  • Bring water to a rolling boil in a large pot. Add pork pieces (lightly seasoned to taste) and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer meat for 45 min. Then add the eggs to the water and boil eggs for 8 minutes; remove eggs and run under cold water. Set done eggs aside.
  • Adjust the heat to medium; add barely to the simmering meat and boil for 15 min; then add the potatoes and continue to boil the soup for 20 more minutes.
  • While soup is simmering, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and 1 chopped egg in a small bowl.
  • When the potatoes are almost done add the sorrel leaves, salt, black pepper, vegeta and 3 chopped eggs to the pot. Simmer soup for another 15 minutes then turn off the heat and add the mayonnaise mixture.
  • SERVE.