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Cold Lithuanian Borscht from sloCooking.net

Cold Lithuanian Borscht

Heather Thomas, sloCooking


  • 1 can red beets drained (reserve liquid) and diced
  • 1 cucumber peeled and diced fine
  • 1 sprig fresh dill – finely diced
  • 2 2/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 ½ tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Thick sour cream for garnish


  • Drain beets, reserve liquid from the can
  • Place reserve liquid in a large mixing bowl
  • Add water, sugar, apple cider vinegar and salt to reserve beet liquid
  • Dice beets, cucumber and dill
  • Add beets, cucumber, and dill to liquid in mixing bowl
  • Refrigerate to chill
  • Serve cold in chilled bowls, top with thick sour cream


Recipe notes from my mom:
I like really chunky beet soup – so I cut down on the water or else add more beets
I also like to use part rice vinegar part apple cider vinegar
Dill to taste, the flavor intensifies as it sits