Dorata’s Cold + Creamy Beet Soup (Chlodnik)

Cold + Creamy Beet Soup (Chlodnik)
Cold + Creamy Beet Soup (Chlodnik)

Dorata’s Cold + Creamy Beet Soup (Chlodnik)


September 27, 2017


2-3 beets, peeled and coarsely grated

chicken or vegetable stock or water

1/2 large (or 2 small) cucumbers, finely chopped or coarsely grated

1 dill pickle, finely chopped or coarsely grated

a few radishes, finely chopped

a few green onions, finely chopped

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup sour cream

salt and pepper, to taste

Vegata, if you have it, to taste

chopped fresh dill and/or chives

hard boiled eggs, halved, for serving


1Place the beets in a medium pot or Dutch oven. If there are greens still attached, wash and chop them (and the stems) and add them to the pot too. Cover with water or stock and bring to a simmer; cook until the beets are tender. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.

2Stir in the cucumbers, pickle, radishes, green onions, buttermilk and sour cream, and add more stock if the soup seems thick. Season with salt and pepper and Vegata, if you have it. Stir in some dill and/or chives, saving some to sprinkle on top. Refrigerate for at least an hour, or for up to a few days.

3Serve well chilled, garnished with hard boiled egg halves. Serves 4.


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