🇱🇹 Lithuania: Šaltibarščiai

Cold beetroot soup is a delicious and refreshing Lithuanian summer favorite, but can be enjoyed all year round! This colorful, flavorful and easy-to-cook dish is traditionally served with chopped greens and potatoes.

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🇱🇹 Lithuania: Šaltibarščiai—Lithuanian Cold Beet Soup

Servings 2
Prep Time 30 minutes


  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 1 jar shredded pickled beets drained, or 1 large beet, boiled, peeled and grated
  • 1 English cucumber grated
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Milk or water as needed


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Adjust the thickness with water or milk, if desired.
  • Chill in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld before serving (up to 24 hours).


Traditionally served with warm boiled potatoes and fresh dill.
Tip: If you have trouble finding pickled beets, you can substitute with a fresh beet, or easily pickle your own.
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