Russian Cold Vegetable Soup with Sour Cream

Russian Cold Vegetable Soup with Sour Cream Recipe
This summer soup can be refreshing when served cold on a bright, sunny day. The best part is it’s relatively guilt free; no butter or oils required. Thus, very easy and healthy too!
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
8 People
15 Minutes
00 Minutes

Ingredients 

  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 1/2 tbsps (tablespoons) vinegar divided
  • 2 1/2 tsps (teaspoons) salt
  • 3 tbsp chopped dill (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 ham diced
  • 3-4 medium cooked potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • 3-4 cucumbers, diced

Method

Step 1

Peel potatoes and chop them into 1/4″ cubes.

Step 2

Place chopped potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water.

Step 3

Add 1 tbsp vinegar and bring to a boil.

Continue boiling for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.

Step 4

Drain well and set aside to cool. You can even rinse potatoes with cold water for quicker cooling.

Step 5

In the meanwhile, boil 3 eggs and cool them in cold water.

Step 6

Next, dice 3 eggs, 3-4 cucumbers, and 1/2 lb of ham.

Step 7

Also chop 3 tbsps of dill and 1/2 cup of green onions.

Step 8

Place everything in a large pot.

Step 9

In a separate large bowl, mix together 8 cups of cold water, 1/3 cup of sour cream, 2 1/2 tbsp of vinegar, 2 1/2 tsp of salt until combined.

Step 10

Pour the mixture in the pot with the rest of ingredients.

Step 11

Stir to combine and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 281.0 g

Calories 207 Calories from Fat 136
Total Fat 15.1 g 23% Saturated Fat 9.3 g 47%
Cholesterol 31 mg 10% Sodium 124 mg 5%
Potassium 500 mg 14% Total Carbohydrates 15.9 g  5%
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g 8% Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 4.1 g Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 22% Calcium 12%
Iron 4%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet .
Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.