Chlodnik is a Polish buttermilk and beetroot soup, which includes crispy vegetables. This chilled summer soup has creamy texture, earthy flavors and vibrant pink hue. The soup is placed in refrigerator for 12 hours to combine the flavors. Garnished with chopped dill, Chlodnik is served chilled.
Its preparation starts with young beets being chopped and boiled, together with their leaves, when available. After cooling down, the soup is usually mixed with sour cream, soured milk, kefir or yoghurt (depending on regional preferences). Typically, raw chopped vegetables such as radishes or cucumbers are added and the soup is garnished and flavored with dill or parsley. Chopped, hard-boiled eggs are often added. The soup has a rich pink color which varies in intensity depending on the ratio of beets to dairy ingredients.
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Chlodnik (buttermilk and beetroot soup), uktv.co.uk
Chlodnik - traditional cold borscht recipe 1, www.tastingpoland.com