Daily Archives: May 23, 2012

Saltibarsciai (Lithuanian Cold Soup)

This is quite likely one of my favorite soups. If it could actually keep well, I’d totally make huge vats of it and store it so I could have it whenever, but…alas, it does not. It’s the perfect summer soup though, and it’s not even that complicated to make! :D This was my first introduction to beets (never had em’ before) and I gotta admit, it was a good first impression. I want this soup right now. ;_;

Saltibarsciai (Lithuanian Cold Soup)

-beef kielbasa, chopped
-potatoes, chopped
-carrots, chopped
-green onion, chopped
-eggs, hardboiled and chopped
-cucumber, chopped
-scallions, chopped
-cilantro or parsley, chopped
-16 oz. kefir (or sour cream)
-24 oz. borsch (gold’s)
-1 L seltzer water
-salt, to taste
-pepper, to taste

1) Boil the eggs, carrots and potatoes in a pot. Add the sausage into the pot. After all of these are cooked, set them aside to cool. Chop everything up.
2) Chop up cucumbers and scallions and throw them into a pot. Add cilantro (or parsley), the chopped up sausage and potatoes.
3) Add the kefir, borscht, and seltzer water. Stir, then add a little more kefir. 4) Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with toast!

Here are some of the ingredients that I’d never heard of/used (mostly the latter) before making this: