Cold beetroot soup is traditional cold soup of beetrot in the Eastern European countries. This traditional dish is usually eaten in the summer with boiled potatoes.
Lithuanian cold beetrot soup is a paradox of cuisine. Logically, it hadto originate in hot countries, because it ismade of fresh vegetables and sour drinkwhich relieves thirst and reduces sweating,and it also refreshes. However, cold beetrootsoup is traditional EasternEuropean cold soup.
Every Lithuanian family celebrates the beginning of the summer with this particular dish, sitting at the dinner table on a sunny day It is said that when you taste this cold soup, you are filled with summer freshness
How is it started to eat in Lithuania? Some cuisine experts say that it happened completely by accident, when in the summer working time there was no enough time for cooking. White cold soup was used made for mowers. Vegetables were for vitamins, clabber to cool and water to quench a thirst.
Traditional cold beetroot soup recipe It’s easy :o Cut, boil and grate fresh beetrootso Add sour milk or kefiro Add cucumbero Add hard-boiled eggso Season with dill, onion and parsleyo Eat with boiled potatoes
There are many recipes of it Some people like this cold beetroot soup to be very thick, that the spoon can stand in it, the other ones like it to be liquid. Some people cut egg into small pieces while others decorate the plate of soup with a few slices of egg. Somewhere this cold soup is red, somewhere it is white. So we can find a big variety of recipes.