Cold Meat and Vegetable Soup

Окрошка

Preparation info

  • 8

    Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Okroshka is Russia’s most popular cold soup and one of the easiest to prepare. The basic recipe calls only for chopped meats and vegetables doused with a liberal amount of kvass. But since such a sour taste is not always to Western liking, I have opted instead for a version of okroshka as prepared by Russians living in Central Asia. There, a mixture of kefir and water is substituted for the kvass, making an attractive, refreshing soup.