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Saltibarsciai Soup

Updated: Dec 28, 2020

Salibarsciai Soup
Salibarsciai Soup
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.


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