Cold Beet Soup Recipe

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Cold Beet Soup

Cold Beet Soup is a perfect way to eat healthy during summer. This Cold Beet Soup recipe is filled with crunchy cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, sweet beets, and cold creamy kefir. It will keep you full and satisfied!

This is a classic Eastern European recipe, with variations called Holodnik, Svekolnik, Polish Chlodnik, or Saltibarsciai in Lithuania. This classic cold soup is the ultimate in summer dish: cool, creamy, and gently crunchy from cucumbers, with a gorgeous color that makes it even more unforgettable.

I don’t think they get the appreciation they deserve. Beetroots, commonly known as beets, are a vibrant and versatile type of vegetable. They’re known for their earthy flavor and aroma. In addition to bringing a pop of color to your plate, beets are highly nutritious and packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds, many of which have medicinal properties. The most powerful health benefits of beets, I have read about, include their ability to lower blood pressure, improve digestion, and boost athletic performance. They also help in providing relief from macular degeneration, improve blood circulation, aid in skincare, prevent cataract, build immunity, and relieve respiratory problems.

Cold Beet Soup

Kefir is high in nutrients and probiotics and it is very beneficial for digestion and gut health. In fact, many people consider it to be more nutritious than yogurt. Read more about health benefits of the potatoes: “9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Kefir”.

Tips for best results

– Use red beets to get a classic red color for this Cold Beet Soup (golden beets have different taste).
– Always refrigerate this soup before serving. It doesn’t taste as good when it’s warm.

More Summer Recipes you will Enjoy!
Beet Salad (Vinaigrette)
Cabbage Salad

Potato Salad (No-Mayo)

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Cold Beet Soup Recipe

This delicious and refreshing Cold Beet Soup is packed with nutritious vegetables, like beets, cucumbers, green onions, and dill.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Eastern European, Pollish
Servings 4


  • 4 cups kefir (low-fat, plain)
  • 4 cup water
  • 3 large beets (or 6 small beets) (cooked, peeled, and grated)
  • ¼ cup fresh dill (chopped)
  • ½ cup fresh green onion (chopped)
  • 4 hard boiled eggs (soft or hard boiled) (halved)
  • 2 cups English cucumber (unpeeled, chopped)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a pot, combine the kefir, water, dill, and green onion. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • When you are ready, add about two cups of soup into a bowl. Serve cold, topped with chopped cucumbers and boiled eggs.
Keyword beet soup, cold beet soup, soup

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