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A classic cold summer soup, like Gazpacho only Russian. Incredibly healthy, filled with vegetables and probiotics. Okroshka with Kefir (Окрошка с кефиром)

Okroshka (Окрошка с кефиром)

A classic cold summer soup, like Gazpacho only Russian. Incredibly healthy, filled with vegetables and probiotics. Okroshka with Kefir (Окрошка с кефиром)
Course Soup
Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 55 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author PetersFoodAdventures

Ingredients

  • 1 litre natural unsweetened Kefir* chilled
  • 250 grams ham steaks finely cubed (optional if vegetarian)
  • 2 large potatoes peeled, cooked and finely cubed
  • 4 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 1 long english cucumber finely cubed
  • 5-6 radishes finely cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • sour cream to dollop when serving
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • bunch of dill chopped about 1/4 cup

Instructions

  1. Hardboil the eggs. Cook the potatoes until cooked, but not mushy and overcooked. Peel and cut into small cubes. Cool the eggs and chop finely, or slice in half lengthways for a nice visual effect when serving. Potatoes and eggs must be cold before serving.
  2. Cut the ham, cucumber, radishes into the smallest cubes you can. (I used an onion chopper)
  3. Slice the green onions and dill and set aside for when you are garnishing.
  4. Place eggs, potatoes, ham, cucumber, radishes and salt in a large pot (or individual bowls). Add the chilled Kefir and stir together.
  5. It's best if your refrigerate for a few hours to allow the soup to get really cold and the flavours to meld together. If you don't have time to chill, then you can serve with a few ice cubes. Serving with a dollop of sour cream, dill and green onions.

Recipe Notes

* If you can't find Kefir, then substitute with 3/4 cup natural Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup milk.