cold soup for hot summer days
Right now it’s too hot to cook. Is it? Well… yes. But it’s not too hot to prepare a cold, refreshing soup! I got to know this dish two years ago in Lithuania. I ordered it in a restaurant for simple reasons of curiosity – and then I had to do a long research for recipes for this perfect summer dish. Quick, easy, no stove needed.
Oh yes, a stove is needed for serving it correctly: peel some potatoes and boil them in salted water. As I’m not from Lithuania, I could also cope with a slice of bread instead of potatoes, though I prefer potatoes.
For 3-4 persons you need:
500g of boiled beetroot (I buy them already boiled)
1 bunch of fresh dill (can’t be omitted, it seemed to me that dill is obligatory for any dish in Lithuania)
1 bunch of parsley (normal-supermarket-size – I omitted it as I didn’t find any)
500 ml of kefir
500 ml of buttermilk
2 hard boiled eggs
Grate beetroot and cucumber (you don’t need to peel it). Add kefir and milk. Chop the herbs, add them. Cut the eggs into cubes and add them as well. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well, Put the bowl in the fridge and chill well.
…and then enjoy your meal! Either with boiled potatoes or with bread…
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