The cold beet soup, also called saltibarsciai, is a summer soup. In the past it was even eaten as breakfast. The soup is usually served with bread or potatoes. The most popular soups in Lithuania are sauerkraut soup and cold beet soup.
Ingredients for Saltibarsciai Soup
Serves 4 - 6
- 1 lb - 450g beets, peeled and shredded - 4 cups - 1l buttermilk - 1 large English cucumber - peeled, quartered, and sliced - 1 bunch chives, minced - 1 bunch fresh dill, minced - 4 eggs - Salt & Black Pepper
How to make Saltibarsciai Soup:
Cook the eggs in water. Cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel and chop the eggs. Pour the buttermilk into a large bowl, add the eggs, beets, cucumber, chives, and dill. Stir gently to combine. Seasnon with salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator for 1 full day before serving.