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Nina's Russian Cold Beet Soup (Kholdnyk)

Nina's Russian Cold Beet Soup (Kholdnyk)

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Nina Capaccio

Super easy and absolutely great version of the longer and original recipe for this soup that my grandmother brought from Russia. On a hot summer day, a bowl of this soup is an energizing lift. Add a piece of of rye or pumpernickel bread served on the side to complete the Russian experience.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 577 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Mix the buttermilk, cucumber, beets with their juice, green onions, dill, salt, and vinegar in a bowl; stir to mix thoroughly, and chill, covered, in refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight for best flavor. Serve cold.
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applekale
10
8/5/2011

very nice recipe! I had both beets and buttermilk in my fridge, and wondered what to do with them both. searched for both terms and found this recipe. It was yummy and easy! I used fresh beets. washed and trimmed them up, cut them into chunks and boiled/steamed them in water. I blended some of the beets up using a hand blender. Part of the reason why it might have been so tasty was because I used a combination of full-fat buttermilk and full-fat greek yogurt (what I had in the fridge).

Tsetse
8
8/28/2011

Grew up with this hot weather treat. We never waited for it to chill... Just make as described in 5 minutes and then add a tray of ice cubes (kid's love the ice cubes) stir and serve immediately! Don't be shocked that it looks like pepto bismol...lol