Cold Polish beet soup is a refreshing soup that can be easily prepared the day before.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cover beets with water in a pot and bring to a boil; cook until tender about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chicken stock. Allow beets to cool.

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  • Mix cucumber, egg, dill, and green onions in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk and sour cream until smooth in another bowl. Stir egg mixture and buttermilk mixture into cooled beets. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 454 mg sodium. 15.7 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
I went to Poland for the first time this summer and fell in love with chlodnik - I was so excited to see the recipe here. I need to try a few more times before I perfect it myself but this recipe is fantastic! Just be careful with what you might be wearing when working with the beets! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
I went to Poland for the first time this summer and fell in love with chlodnik - I was so excited to see the recipe here. I need to try a few more times before I perfect it myself but this recipe is fantastic! Just be careful with what you might be wearing when working with the beets! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
I went to Poland for the first time this summer and fell in love with chlodnik - I was so excited to see the recipe here. I need to try a few more times before I perfect it myself but this recipe is fantastic! Just be careful with what you might be wearing when working with the beets! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2013
Wow! Amazing recipe. Certainty the best borscht I've ever had hot or cold. This is a great summer soup very mild and refreshing. My beets didn't take 15 minutes to cook they took 30. Other than that this recipe is perfect. I didn't add the hard boiled egg to the mixture. Instead I topped each bowl of soup with the eggs and a bit of sliced dill pickles. SOOOOOO GOOOD!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
Wow- such beautiful color. This was great for the 100 degree days we've been having. Perfect summer food although it may be a bit "challenging" for pickier palates. The fresh lemon juice is very important. Try serving it in a martini glass- so pretty. Other chlodnik recipes include chopped radishes as well. I really enjoyed this thanks BJoslin! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2019
Delicious soup, hands down! The only problem I have with the recipe is that it never states when to add the beet greens or the lemon juice. Since my beet greens weren't very good anyway, I left them out entirely, and I added the lemon juice to the beets after they cooked and cooled. I also topped the soup with the hard boiled eggs before serving instead of adding them directly to the soup. Overall though, it's a really great (and beautiful) soup. Makes for an easy and nutritious lunch to take to work too! Read More