Cold Cucumber-Beet Soup

Nothing slakes the thirst like buttermilk and this cold cucumber-beet soup, known as zupa letnia or chlodnik, not only has buttermilk, but sour cream and hard-cooked egg. This is a no-cook soup that comes together quickly with the help of canned beets. It can be pureed to a velvety consistency and served in a chilled martini or iced-tea glass, or eaten chunky in a chilled bowl.

Makes 4 servings


•1 (1-pound) can sliced beets
•1 cup buttermilk
•1/4 cup sour cream
•1 small seedless cucumber, peeled and quartered
•1 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered
•1 tablespoon chives
•Salt to taste


1.Place beets in bowl of a food processor and whirl until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and puree until velvety. Adjust seasonings. Chill.

2.Serve in a chilled martini or iced-tea glass garnished with a cucumber slice and chives, if desired.

Taken verbatim from http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/polishsoups/r/beetcukesoup.htm

1 comment:

  1. Sounds truly refreshing, Cooky. I guess even a cooky cat needs to take a vacation from the stove once in awhile. I think you might like to befriend (or "friend" to use facebook jargon) my very own noncooky cat, Shine, pronounced 'shee nay. My daughter named him. Don't ask. Fortunately, he knows he has no place near a stove. His talents are limited to eating, sleeping and whining.


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