Okroshka: Cold Kefir Soup from Russia
Okroshka is often made with rye kvass, a grain-based fermented beverage popular in Russia. This version, however, uses milk kefir which is less common, but still traditional.
Okroshka is like a cold vegetable soup. You will recognize many of the ingredients from the American potato salad. With potatoes, scallions, radish, and a creamy dressing it might even pass as “potato salad soup”!
Serve this cold soup on a hot day for a light and cooling meal that is full of nourishment.
Combine chopped scallions, dill, radishes, cucumber, eggs, and potatoes in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl combine kefir and water until desired consistency, remembering that the end result is a soup, not a salad.
Pour kefir-water mixture over vegetables and season to taste with salt and pepper.
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