Chilled Beet Soup with Buttermilk, Cucumbers, and Dill (Chlodnik)
Chilled Beet Soup with Buttermilk, Cucumbers, and Dill (Chlodnik)
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • total: 1 hr 50 min
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  • Summary

    This classic Polish soup (which has close cousins across Eastern Europe) is the ultimate in summer refreshment: Cool, creamy, and gently crunchy from cucumbers, with a gorgeous fuchsia color that makes it even more unforgettable.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound beets with greens (about 2 medium beets)
    • Kosher salt
    • 2 Kirby cucumbers, peeled, coarsely grated (about 1 cup)
    • 1 kosher dill pickle, coarsely grated (about 1/2 cup), plus 1/2 cup pickle brine
    • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or kefir (preferably low- or full-fat)
    • 3/4 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 hard-boiled eggs, halved
    • 4 teaspoons finely chopped dill

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 255 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 21.23%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 37.01%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 220 mg 73.39%
    • Sodium: 393 mg 16.38%
    • Calcium: 213 mg 21.27%
    • Potassium: 584 mg 16.68%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.82%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.22%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 13 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 13.44%
    • Vitamin C 12.18%
    • Vitamin D 11.11%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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