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Okroshka (Russian cold soup)

Based on 20 ratings

Sandra Schumann

Contributor

“This chilled soup is kind of like the Russian version of gazpacho. Very refreshing, it’s the perfect recipe for a hot summer day. Leave out the ham for a vegetarian version or swap it out with some smoked salmon.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
45
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
200 g waxy potatoes
eggs
½ cucumber
scallions
100 g ham
15 g dill
radishes
500 ml kefir
250 ml sparkling water
salt
pepper
horseradish (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 pots
  • colander
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl (large)
  • cooking spoon
  • fine grater

Nutrition per serving

Cal
207
Protein
15 g
Fat
9 g
Carb
14 g
  • Step 1/3

    Add potatoes to a pot with cold water. Season with salt, bring to a boil, and boil until tender. In the meantime, boil eggs in a separate pot of water for approx. 6 – 7 min. Drain potatoes and eggs and let cool. Peel and chop into bite-sized pieces.
    • 200 g waxy potatoes
    • eggs
    • salt
    • 2 pots
    • colander
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Add potatoes to a pot with cold water. Season with salt, bring to a boil, and boil until tender. In the meantime, boil eggs in a separate pot of water for approx. 6 – 7 min. Drain potatoes and eggs and let cool. Peel and chop into bite-sized pieces.

  • Step 2/3

    Finely chop cucumber, scallions, ham, dill, and radishes.
    • ½ cucumber
    • scallions
    • 100 g ham
    • 15 g dill
    • radishes

    Finely chop cucumber, scallions, ham, dill, and radishes.

  • Step 3/3

    Add all chopped ingredients, potatoes, eggs, kefir, and sparkling water to a large bowl. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for approx. 1 hr. Serve chilled kefir soup with freshly grated horseradish on top. Enjoy!
    • 500 ml kefir
    • 250 ml sparkling water
    • salt
    • pepper
    • horseradish (for serving)
    • bowl (large)
    • cooking spoon
    • fine grater

    Add all chopped ingredients, potatoes, eggs, kefir, and sparkling water to a large bowl. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for approx. 1 hr. Serve chilled kefir soup with freshly grated horseradish on top. Enjoy!