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June 21, 2014

Okroshka - Russian Summer Soup

Okróshka (Russian: окрошка) is a Russian cold soup. The name probably originates from "kroshit'" (крошить), which means to crumble into small pieces.
It’s very refreshing to have chilled soup on a hot summer day. 
Okroshka is always served cold.
I used 3 cooked potatoes, 3 hard boiled eggs, 1 cucumber, radishes, finely chopped green onions, Italian parsley, dill, celery, cilantro, and a cooked meat ( you can use beef or ham.)
Cut all the ingredients into small pieces. Add salt.  Okroshka is usually garnished with sour cream.
This classic Russian cold soup is traditionally made with kvass, a fermented wheat drink, but can also be made with diluted kefir, vinegar, or mineral water.


  1. Me and my family looove Okroshka! We usually use kefir here in Sweden but when I go to Russia I enjoy it with kvass as well :)

  2. This is such a refreshing soup, I should make it. It's too hot here right now. I love mine with water, lemon and some cream.