Easy Chilled Beet Soup

This soup tastes such as you’re consuming the backyard in the absolute best manner. In Russia, we name it svekolnik, however comparable recipes might be present in different Japanese European international locations like Lithuania, Poland, and so forth. It tastes extremely refreshing and life-giving, and the preparation couldn’t be less complicated, with solely 7 core substances. For beet skeptics, this chilled method is perhaps your key to having fun with beets, since their taste is sort of delicate right here. The necessary dollop of yogurt or bitter cream (we love coconut yogurt right here) takes every little thing to the subsequent stage, so be sure that to not skip it 🙂

The cool factor about this soup is that it makes use of the whole beet, tops and greens included. You don’t should have the tops to make it, but when your beets include bushy tops, don’t throw them away. It’s no secret that beet tops are extremely nutritious, in order that contributes to the entire life-giving, backyard really feel of this dish.
Sometimes, svekolnik recipes name for eggs, however since we maintain issues plant-based round right here, we’ve give you two scrumptious alternate options. I’ve been making this soup with white beans all summer season lengthy, and so they slot in completely, in order that’s one in every of them. After which not too long ago, it occurred to me that silken tofu has an identical texture to egg whites and may very well be scrumptious on this recipe, prefer it often is in Japanese chilly tofu dishes. It labored – tofu is completely tasty and texturally good right here, and, just like the beans, it provides additional protein and makes the soup extra satiating. We hope you’ll give this beet soup a strive someday this summer season. Wishing you a stunning weekend 🙂

Simple Chilled Beet Soup



  • 5 medium beets, tops included if current
  • sea salt
  • freshly floor black pepper
  • 16 ozsilken tofu or white beans
  • juice from 2 small lemons
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 4-6 small cucumbers, like Persian – cubed
  • dill/parsley/inexperienced onion – chopped
  • yogurt or cashew bitter cream/different bitter cream of selection – for serving


  1. Separate the beets from their tops, if current. Wash and scrub the beets clear and place them in a soup pot. Separate the beet stems from the leaves, setting the leaves apart till able to serve the soup. Finely chop the stems and place them within the soup pot. Cowl the beets and stems with water by about 2″. Season with salt and pepper – this water will develop into your broth. Convey as much as a boil and boil for 20-25 minutes, till the beets are tender all through.
  2. Fastidiously take away the beets from the broth with a slotted spoon or tongs, leaving the stems within the pot. Let the beets cool or run them underneath chilly water, then peel off the skins. Grate the beets on a field grater or with the grater attachment of a meals processor. Return the grated beets again to the pot with the broth. Add the tofu or beans to the pot, together with the lemon juice, vinegar, and one other pinch of salt if wanted. Put the pot within the fridge to relax utterly for 2-Four hours or in a single day. As soon as chilled, style for salt, pepper, and vinegar, and alter if wanted.
  3. To serve, place about 1 small cubed cucumber in every bowl. Finely chop the beet greens and add a handful to every bowl. Pour the soup over the greens, making to certain to catch loads of the grated beets and tofu/white beans. Garnish with plenty of herbs and a compulsory dollop of yogurt or cashew bitter cream. Get pleasure from!


This soup can also be scrumptious topped with avocado!