Think Gazpacho - only Russian, and Pink! Full of Probiotics. Tasty like Okroshka or Svekolnik, a Delicious Summer Cold Beet Soup, made from Beets, Kefir and lots of Dill - Holodnik Soup (холодник из свеклы)
Cold Beet Soup, holodnik
3large beetsabout 1kg
10hard boiled eggs
1litre waterreserved from boiled beets
juice of a lemon
dill bunch chopped
Peel the beets and boil them until they are cooked and soft (easily pierced with a fork). This will take around 40 minutes, depending on the size of the beets. Reserve 1 litre of the liquid for your soup. Grate the beets and set aside.
Finely chop the cucumbers, 6 hard boiled eggs and the green onions. Cut 4 hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise and set aside.
In a pot, combine the kefir, lemon juice and the reserved water from the beets. Add the salt and taste. Adjust if necessary.
Add the grated beets, cucumber, chopped eggs, green onions, mix together and refrigerate in the frige until cold.
Serve with 1/2 egg in each bowl, along with a generous dollop of sour cream and dill. Enjoy.