BEET CUCUMBER SOUP
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