Russian Cold Beet Soup Recipe

The word Svekolnik came from word svekla, which is beetroot. As the name implies, the recipe must include beetroot. Delicious soup is obtained with young petty beets.┬áSvekolnik can be prepared on a beet broth with the addition of kvas or cucumber and cabbage marinade, yogurt, kefir, or sour milk, and even mineral water. In the old Russian recipes in svekolnik recommended to add a little wine. Svekolnik, or as it is sometimes called holodnik – an alternative to cold borscht. Source:


  1. Beet
  2. Chives
  3. Dill
  4. Eggs
  5. Ham
  6. Cucumber
  7. Vinegar (1 teaspoon)
  8. Sugar (1 teaspoon)
  9. Sour cream
  10. Salt

Russian cold beet soup recipe

Clean the beet.

Russian cold beet soup

Cut the beet into pieces. And put pieces in water.
Boil the beet for 50 minutes on a slow heat.

Russian cold beet

Boil eggs for 15 minutes.

Russian cold soup

Cut cucumbers into medium pieces.

Okroshka Russian soup

Chop dill and chives.


Then cut ham into medium slices.

Svekolnik cold beet soup

Crush cooked eggs with a fork.


Then put all the ingredients in a bowl.

Svekolnik Russian soup

And mix well.

Beet soup

Shred the cooked beet on the medium grater.

Cold Borsch

Add the beets in the water in which it was cooked.
Then put salt, vinegar and sugar and mix well.

Boil beets

Put the vegetable mixture in a red beet soup and mix.

Cold  Russian Borsch

Add sour cream to taste. The recipe of the Russian cold beet soup is very easy!

Bonn appetite!Svekolnik recipes from Russia

Author: Mariia R.

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