Chlodnik – cold beet soup

Refreshing, nutritious, and delicious dish for hot summer days.

This vegetarian soup of Easter European origin is super quick and easy to make! Enjoy!


3 baby beets, with greens if possible

1 cucumber, peeled and grated

5 radishes, grated

2 tbsp of fresh dill, chopped

1 green onion (bulb and greens), chopped

500ml of plain yoghurt

salt and pepper, to taste

2 hard-boiled eggs, halved


  1. Remove and chop the beet stems. Add them to a large soup pot.
  2. Peel and grate the beets themselves. Add them to the pot.
  3. Add enough water just to cover the beets. Salt it lightly.
  4. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until tender. Then, cool the mixture.
  5. Add cucumbers, radishes, dill, green onion, and yoghurt.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Chill and serve with a hard-boiled egg.