Svekolnik Cold Beet Soup (Свекольник) is simply a vegan cold borscht recipe without cabbage, much loved and full of vitamins. Like Holodnik or Okroshka, or Gazpacho, cold summer soups are perfect on a hot summer's day. A vegetarian and Vegan dinner. In Russia, it's all about the beets.
The vegetables can be diced or even grated for the recipe. If recipe isn't sour enough, then add a small splash of rassol or the juice of dill pickles for extra flavor. If you can't find fresh pickling cucumbers, then use half a long English cucumber.