Okroshka – Russian Summer Soup

Russian, Cool, Summer Soup
Russian, Cool, Summer Soup
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8 cups cold Water
⅓ cup Sour cream
3 tbsp White wine vinegar divided
2 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Dill fresh or frozen, chopped
½ cup Green onion finely chopped
½ lb Ham chopped
5 medium Potatoes peeled and diced in ¼-inch cubes
3 Eggs
4 Cucumbers diced

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Okroshka – Russian Summer Soup


Feel no guilt with this Russian inspired Okroshka, most commonly described as a light and cool, cold Summer soup. Using a sour cream base seasoned with salt and vinegar and filled with chopped dill, green onion and diced ham, cooked potatoes, hard-boiled eggs and cucumbers for some crunch.

It’s absolutely fabulous and all your easy to make family dinner, needs.

To make Okroshka, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Okroshka – Russian Summer Soup

Steps to make Okroshka – Russian Summer Soup


Boil potatoes


In a medium pot, place diced potatoes in water and 1 tablespoon vinegar and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are cooked, but not falling apart.




Once cooked, drain well and set aside to cool.


Boil eggs


In a pot of water, boil 3 eggs until hard-boiled, then remove from heat and cool in ice water.


Prepare soup ingredients


Place the peeled, diced eggs, cucumbers, chopped ham, dill and green onions in a large pot or bowl.


Prepare sour cream base


In a separate bowl, stir the 8 cups cold water, sour cream, 2 tablespoons vinegar and salt together until mixed.


Prepare Okroshka


Add the mix to the bowl of soup ingredients. Stir to mix through.



Serve immediately.

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Total Reviews: 12
Antonella Renstrom

First time eating something Russian and it has such a unqiue flavor so I will try some more things!

Paula Vavra

Put some pieces of chicken in this soup and thank me later.

Bryleigh Luchansky

Very flavorful the soup has so much going on it's worth making more than once for sure.

Mercy Abramson

Honestly my favorite soup I've tried the detox soups like beet and broccoli but they just don't have as much flavor as the okroshka <3

Nathalia Staeheli

Thanks so much for sharing this! I made it for my Boyfriend he is Russian and lives with me in the states so he missed his home food.

Ailani Zenker

This taste great even cold now on to the next russian dish for me ;)

Pyper Albakri

Kinda plain in my opinion but not bad.

Maryam Tennesen

Healthy simple and affordable can't wait to try it out today.

Campbell Skuba

So much potatoes for one person is what I first said but now I have soup for a whole week!

Joyce Scalice

Wasn't too sure I'd like this because it looked slightly plain but there's a bunch of taste in this I even added a bit more by tossing in a dab of hot sauce lol.

Kaleigh Lemert

Lovely with a side of black bread taste amazing honestly.


Healthy and refreshing soup! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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